How neighbors paid each other for electricity: a life story
Dec 20, 2020
The topic that I am raising will be relevant to those who lived or still live in "Khrushchev" or "Brezhnevka". As you remember, these houses were built on an incredibly tight schedule and with incredible savings.
The builders of the past also saved on the cable. And therefore, they often extended the wiring for the chandeliers not along the walls, but directly along the concrete floor of the apartment one floor above. So the wire consumption is less.
Today it gives rise to the most curious cases, one of which I will tell you about.
A friend of mine was doing repairs in the bathroom - he demolished the partition (and what artist did they put it on?), Took off the wooden floor and poured a new screed under the tiles.
Removing the wooden floor, he found a cable. I went to the dashboard, turned off the machines - and the cable was still energized. This means that the cable is a neighbor.
I went to the dashboard, turned off the machine to my neighbor below for a minute - the voltage in the cable was gone. So the cable is his.
"Wonderful - exclaimed my friend's inner Jew - we will connect the warm floor to this cable in our new bathroom! "
And so it was done. And everything would be fine if, being tipsy, a friend did not share a life hack with the neighbor above. Six months later, he quietly did the same, and his friend's electricity bill went up.
So it happened that three neighbors (exactly from the second to fourth floors) paid each other's electricity bills.
Only the last neighbor was lucky: he didn’t talk to an unnecessary neighbor from the 5th floor, and heats his floors for free.