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Reason why half of watford had a power cut last night

SuperEd 28
Found 7th Apr 2010
Last nights wide-ranging power cut, which left thousands of homes without power, was caused by scrap-metal thieves, it has been confirmed.
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Original Poster SuperEd
how desperate are some people :roll:
Original Poster SuperEd
lfc_engravedonheart;8306765

how desperate are some people :roll:



tell me about it, luckly fed the lil man just before we had a powercut
goonertillidie;8306776

tell me about it, luckly fed the lil man just before we had a powercut



aww were you one of them who lost power! bet it was a nightmare
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losing power is fun, used to get them all the time when I lived in a village. Haven't lost power since moving to a town though unfortunately.
Price of copper is throught the roof, people pinch it from BT's network all the time
lumoruk;8306827

losing power is fun, used to get them all the time when I lived in a … losing power is fun, used to get them all the time when I lived in a village. Haven't lost power since moving to a town though unfortunately.



Not long ago we had 3 power cuts in the space of about 2 weeks and it was like going back to the stone age. It was horrible, nothing works and you stand/sit there with the what candles you can find in your house (luckily im a horder) looking at all your stuff wishing them to come back on lol

You then start thinking, what if I was in the shower half covered in soap, or sat on the bog and then your blunged into total darkness :w00t:

Just goes to show how much you depend on electric... thank god we have it.
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was all good in Harrow lol
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apduk;8306951

You then start thinking, what if I was in the shower half covered in soap



People with gas can boil a big pan of water and pour it into the bath

People without can start a fire in the back garden (BBQ) and boil some water that way :thumbsup:
apduk;8306951

Not long ago we had 3 power cuts in the space of about 2 weeks and it was … Not long ago we had 3 power cuts in the space of about 2 weeks and it was like going back to the stone age. It was horrible, nothing works and you stand/sit there with the what candles you can find in your house (luckily im a horder) looking at all your stuff wishing them to come back on lolYou then start thinking, what if I was in the shower half covered in soap, or sat on the bog and then your blunged into total darkness :w00t:Just goes to show how much you depend on electric... thank god we have it.



just wash yourself with cold water, granted its not that pleasant but not really a big problem
Original Poster SuperEd
numptyj;8307139

ownedwas all good in Harrow lol



should of borrowed some of yours j lol guess it was a omen not to watch rest of footie :whistling:
goonertillidie;8307214

should of borrowed some of yours j lol guess it was a omen not to watch … should of borrowed some of yours j lol guess it was a omen not to watch rest of footie :whistling:



oh gutted, what time did it cut out?
Lastt year we had a pwercut in se london/kent , that went on for over a week... was awful. I am pretty sure that was for metal to x
Original Poster SuperEd
numptyj;8307224

oh gutted, what time did it cut out?



about 8.50 pm lol
I guess I was on the lucky side of Watford.

Good old Watford ob'ob. First with the breaking news!
Original Poster SuperEd
cw9652;8307272

I guess I was on the lucky side of Watford.Good old Watford ob'ob. First … I guess I was on the lucky side of Watford.Good old Watford ob'ob. First with the breaking news!



:thumbsup:
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Isn't Watford a completely backwards hellhole that doesn't really need power anyway?
vibeone;8307385

Isn't Watford a completely backwards hellhole that doesn't really need … Isn't Watford a completely backwards hellhole that doesn't really need power anyway?



No, that would be Harrow you are thinking of.
Original Poster SuperEd
vibeone;8307385

Isn't Watford a completely backwards hellhole that doesn't really need … Isn't Watford a completely backwards hellhole that doesn't really need power anyway?



lol no :thumbsup:
[COLOR="Red"]LOL @ Watford.

Probably deserved it.[/COLOR]
Ironically, we lost our cable network the other weekend, and that was to scrap metal theives too... Thing was they sliced the cable and started to pull it up, THEN realised it was fibre optic and not copper, so just left it - lol

Hey, perhaps these 'copper thieves' are actually a blessing in disguise, if the suppliers replaced the stolen copper cable with fibre optic then not only wouldn't it get stolen anymore, but the UK might also end up with a half decent data network!
acecatcher3;8308303

haha easy now!



Thought you or NJ might bite at that ;-)

No, in all seriousness, Reading is that place.
acecatcher3;8308463

nah ur right harrow is that place aswell haha!



I do always lock the doors when I drive through Harrow to be fair.
cw9652;8308481

I do always lock the doors when I drive through Harrow to be fair.



haha drive through wealdstone late at night if you want to go through a right **** hole LOL
Funder;8308449

Ironically, we lost our cable network the other weekend, and that was to … Ironically, we lost our cable network the other weekend, and that was to scrap metal theives too... Thing was they sliced the cable and started to pull it up, THEN realised it was fibre optic and not copper, so just left it - lolHey, perhaps these 'copper thieves' are actually a blessing in disguise, if the suppliers replaced the stolen copper cable with fibre optic then not only wouldn't it get stolen anymore, but the UK might also end up with a half decent data network!



lol
I think you'll find that fibre optic cable isn't much use in the sub-station!

Joke - I understood what you meant!

Re the Watford situation, how much metal would they get anyway??? Not that much, surely? They probably have a grudge against the power company or Watford or the people of Watford or the some-such.
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numptyj;8308524

haha drive through wealdstone late at night if you want to go through a … haha drive through wealdstone late at night if you want to go through a right **** hole LOL



why does night time make a difference brah?
acecatcher3;8308583

aye prob luton supporters chesso, bad bunch them


I'm not even sure where you all are. I must check a map one of these days!!

So we're expecting Luton to lose power any time soon.:roll:
acecatcher3;8308659

yeah guess your conversations with the geography teacher were a tad … yeah guess your conversations with the geography teacher were a tad limited when you two conversed when you were a teacher!



More about alcohol consumption than towns of the British Isles!! :-D
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