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More Underground Cabling

February 6th, 2006 at 03:29pm

“More” is probably the wrong word in the title, as it is really just the continuation or the underground cabling mentioned in this post from Thursday, and if the paint marks on the grass are anything to go by, it will probably continue for the better part of the week.

Sunday appeared to be a day off for the cabling people from UEA Civil & Trenchless Contractors (trenchless because they have an underground drilling machine which removes the need for trenches along the entire length of the cable), and as such, seemed like a perfect time for a few more photos.

First up, we have one of the holes they dug recently, presumably to check the progress of the conduit along the drilled hole.
Three Conduits

Next up we have the conduit, the company sign (UEA Civil & Trenchless Contractors) and a digging machine.
Work by UEA Civil & Trenchless Contractors

And finally, the digging machine from another angle.
Digging Machine

The first time I saw one of those digging machines (which are much more compact than a backhoe) was while I was walking to Primary School, probably during 1996 or 1997, when Reid Court and Braddon Court, the public housing apartments for the elderly on Ainslie Avenue (the brown buildings in the previous post about the underground cabling) were having the internal grounds refurbished, which included landscaping work, and resealing of the carparks.


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  • 1. Chuck Berry  |  February 6th, 2006 at 11:23 pm

    Looks like it ‘s taking shape. Keep us posted.

  • 2. heatseeker  |  February 8th, 2006 at 10:36 pm

    Yes, very interesting, and informative!


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