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    Load Shedding to be revived in full force

    See the links for the schedules in this article.
    http://mybroadband.co.za/news/govern...ince-2008.html
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    Yep, a large coal silo at a power station collapsed...yikes!! It was only a dozen or so years old and apparently passed a structural inspection sometime last year. Hmmmm.

    I had a load shedding outage at home last night at 8.15pm, the power came back on at 8.27pm. I'd like to know what exactly was achieved with an twelve minute load shed???

    I also read today that the situation is already 'considerably more stable' and there may not future be load shedding.
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    I have load shedding by incompetence last night from 6 to 10 and now from 6 am
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    Yep, found the same last night at around 11:00 (was reading in bed) and at 11:12 it was back on.

    Also heard this morning (Highveld Radio) that a transformer blew and large tracks were out for around 3 hours last night, then again for around 3 hours this morning - strange thing was that both City Power as well as Eishcom said it had nothing to do with shedding any loads even though it was so close to the stated load shedding schedule posted by them.

    Sounds like a slight-of-hand. Silo crashes down --> Eskom goes into panic mode --> load sheds imminent --> transformer breaks down --> power outages --> public sees it as load sheds --> Esk refutes claim --> sounds like a lie --> Esk states load sheds aren't necessary any-more --> what's next? ... Sounds like a child breaking the cookie jar, then accidentally knocking over the one next to it as well, then claiming it never broke the first (seeing as the second was only an accident).
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    And then here's a "me too" moment from Telkom: http://mybroadband.co.za/news/teleco...k-warning.html

    They really don't need excuses to have poor service do they? And definitely not such pseudo-sympathy-copycat-action.
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    Ok We are back and running.
    Not going to rant it doesn't help.
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    The wheels are slowly beginning to wear and fall off.
    There will be more in the very near future, as fatigue starts setting in due to lack of maintenance.
    The problem with fatigue is that it can not be repaired, but has to be replaced. Easier said than done.
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    Water is next - electricity seems to be the least of our trouble compared to this .

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    I have more of a plan for water than I do for electricity. My borehole delivers potable water so I hooked it up with a changeover valve to supply the entire house if necessary. Unlike electricity, water is also something I can harvest myself for considerably cheaper than the council supplies it.
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    I want to figure out a way I can harvest rain water to use for flushing toilets. It does not sit well with me that we use perfectly good drinking water for flushing toilets.

    Collecting the water is easy. My problem is how do I get it to the upstairs toilets?

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