Electrical2Go - Online Electrical Supplier
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members

Discuss TT System - Earth Rods in the Electrical Wiring, Theories and Regulations area at ElectriciansForums.net

N

Nath88

Welcome to ElectriciansForums.net - The American Electrical Advice Forum
Head straight to the main forums to chat by click here:  American Electrical Advice Forum

Just abit of advice needed please.
Off to do a job next week on a TT system the Ze was 463Ohms so I plan to install a new rod and main earth cable, But I know it's going to be a pain to get it low enough. If there any rules on having a link from my new rod to the old one?
Thanks
 
Aico Carbon Monoxide Detectors
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members
No you can link as many rods together as you wish, though not quite sure how linking to that 463 ohm one is going to help you much

Have you tried giving it a gentle tug, as chances are it will pull out very easily.
 
N

Nath88

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #3
Cheers. Just wanted to check as I know it's allowed on lightning protection but wernt certain.
Nah il give it a tug next week and see if it comes out ha.
Thinking on it'll be better to locate the rod elsewhere anyways so easier to miss that one completely.
 

telectrix

-
Mentor
Arms
Esteemed
and use at least 2 5/8" rods screwed together . go deep.
 
Come away from the building at least a metre, 1.5 would be better. This will avoid any rubble left by the original builders and as Tel says, depth is your friend
 
N

Nath88

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #6
Yeh Iv got 3 in the van with couplers so il go as deep as I can. Cheers for the advice
 

richy3333

-
Mentor
Arms
Supporter
Esteemed
Hard work, so get someone else to bang em in for you, then take all the credit :)
 
Hard work, so get someone else to bang em in for you, then take all the credit :)
Nah, you can knock up your own little knocker inner to fit in your SDS. Have it on hammer only and jobs a goodun the SDS does all the work. Or as an alternative collar a passing numpty and give him a tenner
 
N

Nath88

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #9
I like the sound of the sds knockerinner I need details as I do a lot of lightning protection and have never thought of this. :)
 
You got a socket set and access to some welding gear?
If so take the socket and weld a driver bit on to it whack it in the SDS and off you go mate
 
N

Nath88

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #13
Don't know why Iv never thought of that. Don't have access to a welder but I do have an sds bit that fits to sockets so that'll suffice. Cheers for the idea :)
 

sparkdog

-
Arms
I made my own which works fine.Cut the end off a cheap round pointy SDS chisel with an angle grinder.Push a bit of heater hose over the now flat end of chisel and secure with jubilee clip.
 
A

alarm man

  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #15
mash_hammer.jpg

thats all you need,and when your sweating like a pig and your arms ache you know you have a good rod reading
 
SuperlecDirect - ElectriciansForums.net Electrical Suppliers
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members

Reply to TT System - Earth Rods in the Electrical Wiring, Theories and Regulations area at ElectriciansForums.net

Bulk Workwear - Clothing Suppliers for the Whole Forum Network
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members
Top Bottom