Free electricity the hard way (in India)

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  1. Nick_UK

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    "For slum dwellers in Rohini, a residential district in North West Delhi, power theft is almost a way of life. There's little or no effort to hide it, and the method is simplicity itself: just find the nearest overhead power cable, sling a metal hook over it, then run a wire from the hook to the home."

    I suppose with no meter to bypass, they have to improvise. I wonder how many get frazzled ? :rolleyes:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4802248.stm
     
  2. mjcairney

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    Now, that is frightening - I've never seen anything like it. :eek:

    As you say, wonder how many get frazzled?

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
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    Hate to think how they get their gas :eek:
     
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    Curry!
     
  5. Harj

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    Quite a few of my holiday photos when I was in India were off cables and wires flying off into all directions , and that BBC example is not the worst I've seen.

    On some there were so many cables flying off you would have though it was a catch net.
     
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    that made me laugh!
     
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    I wonder if they'd need a power conditioner..? :D :rolleyes:
     

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