Earth rod pit

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by seneca2, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. seneca2

    seneca2 New Member

    Hi all,
    Does anyone know of a supplier for reasonably priced inspection pit for earth rods? SF ones are 25 quid, seems a lot for a plastic box! I don't normally use them but thought I ought to start doing things properly!(also might be using this job for annual assessment)
    Im have used Wiska boxes in the past, they look quite neat.
     
  2. sparky Si-Fi

    sparky Si-Fi Screwfix Select

    Have never seen one on a Dom. install

    Very common for Lighting protection and industrial installs
     
  3. sinewave

    sinewave Screwfix Select

    We do it like This
     
  4. seneca2

    seneca2 New Member

    Thanks sine, that's more or less whai I do using the Wiska box, i'll carry on that way, cheers mate.
     
  5. sparky Si-Fi

    sparky Si-Fi Screwfix Select

    You rod down indoors then me owd cable..?
     
  6. wally2

    wally2 New Member

    I wish I could use this method many a time but it does not work for domestics unfortuantly which is where I do all my work.
     
  7. seneca2

    seneca2 New Member

    Why can't you use that method then Wally? That's more or less the way I do it and mines mainly domestic.
     
  8. sparky Si-Fi

    sparky Si-Fi Screwfix Select

    Main issue is, its where people live and most of them aint too happy about having a Gweis Box (however well hidden) stuck to an outside wall.

    Commercial and industrial no probs
     
  9. wally2

    wally2 New Member

    The main issue sen is that with that method the earth stake goes straight down from the box, on domestics there are footings so it is not uncommon for the earth stake to be at least 1 ft out from the wall
     
  10. seneca2

    seneca2 New Member

    I tell them to stick a flower pot in front of it!
     
  11. sparky Si-Fi

    sparky Si-Fi Screwfix Select

    That would be my answer! :^O
     
  12. seneca2

    seneca2 New Member

    True Wally, the footings do tend to be a problem but in that case I usually whack a short length of 3x2 timber in and secure the box to that,another method i've used is to put a short length of 100mm soil pipe around the rod and put a small paving stone on top if it's in a garden/soil area, anything to make it accessible really, nic have never commented at assessment's.
     
  13. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

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  15. Accaman

    Accaman New Member

    You can get an earth rod cover from denmans for a few quid..;)
     
  16. Adam Amp

    Adam Amp New Member

    Cheap as *

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  17. seneca2

    seneca2 New Member

    Well done Adam, I knew i'd seen them somwhere but bu**ered if I could remember where! Thanks mate.
     
  18. wally2

    wally2 New Member

    Thats what I use, MK I believe
     

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