My landlord is shorting the power out

DanielDarko

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My landlord is constantly fixing stuff he picked up off the side of the road, to repair and resell.

At least once per day, sometimes 3-4, in the process of repairing this stuff, he overloads the circuit breaker, and my power is cut, right in the middle of whatever it is I'm doing.

It's frustrating as all hell. I tried giving him a power board with an in built breaker switch on it but it isn't as sensitive as the main power breaker.

Can anyone help me think of an alternative suggestion that I can try to stop this madness? At the moment all I can think is maybe a UPS that he works from, instead of directly from the power, but I feel this is expensive overkill.

Thanks
 

rush21hit

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Ask your landlord whenever some works related to power going on, ask to tell you first. This is 2016 man, surely you people can put up some group conversation over phone for this purpose.
 

DanielDarko

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Thanks for the advice / solution, sorry this has taken me so long to show my appreciation.

I was hoping I could buy or make some kind of trip switch that would be much cheaper than an UPS as it doesn't need to provide power, just stop the mains trip switch going off first.

Maybe I'll see if I can find a cheap (2nd hand maybe) UPS for them to work from. Unfortunately me using it myself isn't an option as I would still be disconnected from the internet as the gateway is at the front of the house.

Time to go sales hunting

Thanks
 

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