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Old 12th Sep 2019, 7:32 pm   #181
emeritus
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The fact that ring mains require less cable may have been a factor. Post-war austerity and balance of payments isses meant that efforts were made to minimise the need for imported goods, for example by requiring new houses to have flat roofs and solid floors to reduce the amount of imported timber required. Ring mains would have reduced the amount of imported copper needed in the post-war house building programs.
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Old 13th Sep 2019, 5:38 pm   #182
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The fact that ring mains require less cable may have been a factor. Post-war austerity and balance of payments isses meant that efforts were made to minimise the need for imported goods, for example by requiring new houses to have flat roofs and solid floors to reduce the amount of imported timber required. Ring mains would have reduced the amount of imported copper needed in the post-war house building programs.
That's exactly the same reason I understood for doing it that way. Dave, USradcoll1
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