We had some portable A/C units delivered during the week, to help keep the temperature as low as possible, although it's still been fluctuating between 30°C and 35°C during the day.
Anyway, we had engineers in at about 23:30 yesterday to reroute the hot air ducts so that they pointed outside the building. No mean feat in a Computer Room!!
So, Jimmy and I left work at about 00:15 this morning, having completed the monthly load, and apparently the engineers left at about 00:30.
I get a call at 08:30 this morning from on-site Security, saying that only 1 of the portable A/C units was working, and that a call to our call-out centre revealed that the engineers knew they weren't working when they left!! That is joke #1.
I got into work at about 11:00 this morning to have a look at the situation.
Bit of background detail here, for the technically aware: One of these aircon units draws approximately 9A from the power supply at peak load (and believe me, they're working at constant peak!)
Joke #2: No less that three of these units were plugged into the same 4-way adapter!!!
Now, 3 x 9A = 27A.
The maximum load of a 4-way adapter is 13A
Spot the problem?
Now, I'm not an engineer, but I do know a fair amount about electricity. But even if you didn't, you'd know that 27 DOES NOT go into 13!!!!!!
I'm now going to claim call-out for attending the site, and also suggest that I get the engineers pay as a supplement for coming in and solving their stupid error!