Improvised Faraday Cage...?

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korolev
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Re: Improvised Faraday Cage...?

Post by korolev » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:53 pm

In the 80s I got called to a lightning strike on a telephone pole. It had about 20 drop wires off it and every house had the phones fried. Took me and a mate a couple of days to replace all the wiring/phones in all the houses.

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Re: Improvised Faraday Cage...?

Post by GillyBee » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:47 am

Yes. We do feel lucky to still have a roof and so little damage.
I had to refit a GP Surgery after a lightning strike. 100% of the IT kit failed inlcuding the UPS.
Thankfully the old gas boiler had been removed so I dont think there was much left to explode in the chimney.
The postie was less impressed as he had 8 new routers to deliver in our road in one go. We did not tell him our house was the one responsible for his heavy load......

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Re: Improvised Faraday Cage...?

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:24 pm

GillyBee wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:47 am
Yes. We do feel lucky to still have a roof and so little damage.
I had to refit a GP Surgery after a lightning strike. 100% of the IT kit failed inlcuding the UPS.
Thankfully the old gas boiler had been removed so I dont think there was much left to explode in the chimney.
The postie was less impressed as he had 8 new routers to deliver in our road in one go. We did not tell him our house was the one responsible for his heavy load......
Should see the looks the teenager gives if a storm rumbles about when I unplug the router from both the phone line and the mains .... At the point now if we get a surge and you cba unplugging your pc/ TV/ PS4 I'm not rushing the insurance claim.......
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine

GillyBee
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Re: Improvised Faraday Cage...?

Post by GillyBee » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:46 pm

I have been working from home for the last 6 months. We were down for just over a week before the line was right.
I was able to use the mobile phone as a hotspot for work which was "interesting" as I got cut off from Teams meetings as soon as anyone tried to phone me. meanwhile the two young adults in the house were surprisingly chilled considering they were the ones with limited data contracts.

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