Our house mains comes in via a wire on the corner, just under the guttering.
This connects to one of those big pot insulator things, then goes around
half of the house, down and into the main fuse board inside.
The down pipe is blocked that is next to where the wiring connects to the
Would it be safe to put a ladder near to/against the point the big wires
attach to the house?
I know this is a daft question, but I was stood there with an aluminium
ladder in pouring rain and howling wind, trying to place it on the *other*
side of the downpipe (i.e. the one not near the leccy in). This gives about
1/2 inch of wall "spare" on the corner of the house.
I chickened out half way up - what looked like heavy duty electricity on my
right and what was certainly a nasty fall if the ladder budged 1/2 inch to
the left. If it's safe to put the ladder near or against it, I can whip up
now and do the job. If not, looks like I'll have to call someone out.