I have been working for a client who purchased a water mill. The place and location are stunning; as you can imagine, plenty of water runs alongside. The property needed an electrical upgrade, and while this was the initial first step, the client had bigger plans! Plans to utilise the watermill to generate electricity. With a supply already coming into the property from an electrical supplier, their role in this project stopped at the pole. The installers of the generator at the mill also meant that their responsibility stopped at their generator. The bit in between... the bit to connect the watermill to the house and the house to outbuildings, became the responsibility of an electrician, and as I am already part of the project, that meant me!
Unfortunately, 25mm 5core cable is not malleable, especially during these cold winter months. Although I had sourced winches and pulleys to help manoeuvre the cable, there came a point quite early on in this section of the project where one man and a ladder were not going to cut the mustard.
At the end of November, on a cold and foggy morning, accompanied by my wife, we set off for the first part of the installation, connecting the 25mm 5core cable from the fuseboard in the outbuilding, up into the loft space, outside and up to the electricity pole. The cable is hefty, so imagine carrying this up the ladder each time to correctly connect the cable under the eaves outside. On second thoughts, please don't imagine; it was difficult and took a lot of time and energy. Unfortunately, this resulted in medical attention, which I won't elaborate on here. So wife's wise words, "get down off that ladder now! and we will need to rethink this and provide a more efficient and effective safe solution."
I, my tools and the cable were safely housed in the cherry picker basket and escorted to the correct heights at the various buildings so I could safely and efficiently carry out my electrical duties.
Now that the external side of this project is complete, my work continues inside.
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