Sounds like the molten metal is running out the holes around the wires
or around the ground rod if it doesn't fit tightly. You can pack it
with sand to prevent this. The trenching can be difficult if the
digging is done manually. Renting a trencher can make it much simpler.
Putting in the ground rods is the most difficult part. You said you
have already done this? That does make the trenching a little harder,
avoiding the ground rods then manually digging out around them.
Peter Dougherty wrote:
>This is a desperate plea for help from Northern NJ. I need to get a
>major cadweld-grounding project completed, and as events of this
>weekend have proven, this is not a task neither I nor my xyl are
>physically capable of performing. It almost ended up with me in the
>hospital and my wife ready to take off permanently. I am NOT joking
>about this, either. Yes, the fight was THAT bad. It's just the two of
>us here. I'm in bad condition physically and can't be outside in heat
>for more than an hour or so, and she can only do so much to help.
>I have the ground rods down and mapped out but trenching out where
>the wires are supposed to run and properly firing off the cadweld
>shots turned out to be a massive and expensive waste of time, effort
>and money. The last straw was the shot I fired off. Made a nice 3"
>flame and a couple of minutes of glowing orange, but when the smoke
>cleared and things cooled down out popped one of the wires from the
>mold as if it was never even effected.
>If there's anybody who is expert at this process and willing to come
>to northern NJ please contact me at your earliest convenience. Guys,
>I'm in waaaaaaaay over my head on this one. I bit off way more than I
>can chew and I need a pro and some folks with experience to get this
>Thanks in advance.
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