Boy do I feel stupid!
Today I managed to nick the main electricity supply cable to my house with a mini-digger. Took out the transformer fuse and with it the supply to five neighbours while they were cooking Sunday lunch. :( Still at least I wasn't hurt!
Three guys from eon turned up and two hours later they'd repaired the damage I'd done... which was a tiny mark on the cable but enough to push the neutral into the live and take out the transformer.
I had a thought... yes I know I should've been a lot more careful and I'm a bloody idiot for not realising... but how deep should I expect the electricity suppliers cables to be buried. I measured mine at 37cm... the "official" depth recorded by eon was 40cm. I thought cables had to be buried at least 45cm. I'm sure they'll charge me an arm and a leg for the call out. Do you reckon I have a leg to stand on on the grounds that the cables weren't deep enough?
Appreciate an views (apart from ones which point out what a berk I was!)