Earth spike


D

Dave Plowman

Could someone give chapter and verse on fitting an earth spike - or where
to find the info?
 
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Colin Wilson

Could someone give chapter and verse on fitting an earth spike - or where
to find the info?
a) try to make sure there`s no gas / water / electric where you plan to
sink it...
 
G

Grunff

Dave said:
Could someone give chapter and verse on fitting an earth spike - or where
to find the info?
Only tip I can give you is to put the clamp on the spike *before*
hammering it in. I didn't, and had to grind off the (now slightly
squashed) head to fit the clamp.
 
H

Harry Bloomfield

Dave Plowman wrote on Tuesday (20/01/2004) :
Could someone give chapter and verse on fitting an earth spike - or where
to find the info?
An easy wasy to get a spike into the ground in hard soil, is to connect
a garden hose to a length of rigid pipe. Turn the water on and the pipe
will quickly make a hole for itself in the ground. Then just push the
pike in the hole you have made before it collapses.

Spikes come in two varieties.... Copper plated steel and solid copper,
the latter being much more expensive but lasting forever.
 
C

Colin Wilson

Spikes come in two varieties.... Copper plated steel and solid copper,
the latter being much more expensive but lasting forever.
<eleccy board> - we just used galv steel afaik
 
I

Ian Henden

8gh42nfg-vo-mqe-[ said:
Harry Bloomfield retched Earth spike onto my recliner:
Dave Plowman wrote on Tuesday (20/01/2004) :
Hit it on the top with a ruddy great big sledge hammer, and it will descend
into the ground.

Make sure there isn't a

a) electric cable
b) gas pipe
c) water pipe
d) sewer
e) cable TV cable
f) concrete

under/ in the site.

Damp location is best. Keep it damp (encourage Fido to cock a leg against
it? interesting if you have a small eart leakage??! )

Test frequently.

Better still - fit a RCCB. Save the bother of installing an earth spike.
 
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Lurch

8gh42nfg-vo-mqe-[ said:
Harry Bloomfield retched Earth spike onto my recliner:
Dave Plowman wrote on Tuesday (20/01/2004) :
Could someone give chapter and verse on fitting an earth spike - or where
to find the info?
Hit it on the top with a ruddy great big sledge hammer, and it will descend
into the ground.

Make sure there isn't a

a) electric cable
b) gas pipe
c) water pipe
d) sewer
e) cable TV cable
f) concrete

under/ in the site.

Damp location is best. Keep it damp (encourage Fido to cock a leg against
it? interesting if you have a small eart leakage??! )
Although that does get done it's not the way to do it. I think the
term is 'rough'.
Test frequently.

Better still - fit a RCCB. Save the bother of installing an earth spike.
How's that going to work out then?


SJW
A.C.S. Ltd.
 
D

Dave Liquorice

An easy wasy to get a spike into the ground in hard soil, is to
connect a garden hose to a length of rigid pipe. Turn the water on
and the pipe will quickly make a hole for itself in the ground. Then
just push the pike in the hole you have made before it collapses.
If it collapses. I'm not sure this is a good idea for an earth spike
where you want the best possible connection to the ground. ISTR that
the spike needs to be driven in not placed into a hole that you
backfill. Half a ding-a-ling for the IEE On Site Guide being the
source of that snippet.

I did a quick search, as I'm sure Dave has done as well, but found
very little. Just that the wire termination to the rod needs to be
protected from corrosion and that the bonding wire needs to be
mechanically protected as well. Other than that I only have vague
knowledge that proper testing is non-trivial and installation/testing
requires a good understanding about the ground and the resistivity of
the various soil types.
 
I

Ian Henden

8gh42nfg-vo-mqe-[ said:
Ian Henden retched Earth spike onto my recliner:
in message news:[email protected]
Hit it on the top with a ruddy great big sledge hammer, and it will descend
into the ground.

Make sure there isn't a

a) electric cable
b) gas pipe
c) water pipe
d) sewer
e) cable TV cable
f) concrete

under/ in the site.

Damp location is best. Keep it damp (encourage Fido to cock a leg against
it? interesting if you have a small eart leakage??! )

Test frequently.

Better still - fit a RCCB. Save the bother of installing an earth spike.
I never said any of that, you silly man!
Nobutt i CBA to find the original.

And whats so silly about making sure there is no

a) electric cable
b) gas pipe
c) water pipe
d) sewer
e) cable TV cable
f) concrete

under/ in the site.

etc???

Smile!!!!


;o)
 
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DisiLLusioneD

In alt.music.white-power said:
8gh42nfg-vo-mqe-[ said:
Ian Henden retched Earth spike onto my recliner:
in message Harry Bloomfield retched Earth spike onto my recliner:

Dave Plowman wrote on Tuesday (20/01/2004) :
Could someone give chapter and verse on fitting an earth spike - or
where
to find the info?

Hit it on the top with a ruddy great big sledge hammer, and it will descend
into the ground.

Make sure there isn't a

a) electric cable
b) gas pipe
c) water pipe
d) sewer
e) cable TV cable
f) concrete

under/ in the site.

Damp location is best. Keep it damp (encourage Fido to cock a leg against
it? interesting if you have a small eart leakage??! )

Test frequently.

Better still - fit a RCCB. Save the bother of installing an earth spike.
I never said any of that, you silly man!
Nobutt i CBA to find the original.

And whats so silly about making sure there is no

a) electric cable
b) gas pipe
c) water pipe
d) sewer
e) cable TV cable
f) concrete

under/ in the site.

etc???
its extremely silly in a wite-power sight, yu silly mormon.

Smile!!!!
growl!!!

jump up & down & chuck a tantrem!!!



--
Mr Riff


**** this is a good sig - I made it myself!


http://tinyurl.com/bch0 .mheh.
 
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