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Faerie (August 26, 2016, 08:10:29 AM):
Here in Joburg we cast the motor's in cement, put a cage around it and padlock it for good measure and it still bloody gets stolen. On a related issue, I was told that they steal the fancy big screen tv's not for resale but smash the screen as an additive to some drug or another. Not sure how true that story is but I've seen enough to give it some credulity.
brianvds (August 26, 2016, 08:50:19 AM):
Here in Joburg we cast the motor's in cement, put a cage around it and padlock it for good measure and it still bloody gets stolen. On a related issue, I was told that they steal the fancy big screen tv's not for resale but smash the screen as an additive to some drug or another. Not sure how true that story is but I've seen enough to give it some credulity.

Well, we always did know that TV is addictive. :-)
SKEPRat (July 21, 2017, 13:50:51 PM):
Lead the size of a brick will weigh about 50kg. That would mean R500 @ R10 per kg. Lead is easy to melt and cast too. Copper in the motor is of a far greater scrap value.
Spike (July 21, 2017, 14:00:43 PM):
Can't they use Li-Ion batteries in there? What wattage is required? Sorry, I've never had to deal with one.
SKEPRat (July 22, 2017, 14:37:55 PM):
Sure you could use Li-Ion. But it would be far more expensive and any fire would require a specialist fire fighting team.

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