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hi all, some advice please, i have been ask to wire a work shop, it has incomming mains, but no earth anywhere,so do i use an earth spike? it also has stone walls, do i use conduit or can i get away with just twin and earth, thanks for any advice, john
 
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Hi John and welcome to the forum.:D

When you say it has mains, is that a sub-main from the house for example, or is it a DNO supply??

It seems odd that there is no earthing system at all, possibly it is meant to be a TT system and would need an earth rod yes.

I would go for PVC conduit every time in that situation especially with it being a workshop.

Cheers.
 
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Gotta agree with lenny on that.

Workshops are fairly high risk when it comes to installations and twin and earth on its own just wouldn't be suitable.
 
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johnand101

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hi lenny, in the corner of the area is an amoroured cabkle coming in from the outside, it ends with a 100amp fuse, but that is all there is, i have to put a temperary socket and light, so the electric company can come in and instal a mtre, as for using conduit, i thought i may have to, but it will be a pig to fix to the walls, thanks john
 
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John, I personnally would use Trunking and Galv conduit in a workshop, due to it being that a "workshop" possibly if you use pvc conduit even that could be damaged, and in the earthing i agree it will need an earth rod, and that would need proving as in a test to make sure its good enough.
 
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Hey.

Just a thought, but the DNO may supply you with a PME connection upon completion of the job if they have to come in to install a meter then they may not have fininshed they're work.

Might be worth asking, buy like you say for a temp supply you will need to install a rod.

Cheers.
 
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