"We did 500m of steel cable so a customer could charge his Tesla faster! It surprisingly did not take so long with a trenching spade but the problem was the sparky had not left enough slack, we hit manholes which were covered over so be sure to…"
Cable installer has cut corners or the customer has been to cheap, thinking the gardener will do it for cheaper. You should have been involved from the start, all the trenches should have been done first before the cables.
All I see is a…"
"the cables should be bured at least 600mm deep with a 50mm sand covering round the cable then warning electric tape 75mm above the cable
if you are using a machine check there is no other servis cables or pipes befor you start and it might be…"
"Geo Ripper had a stand at Saltex which caught my attention, basically a very substantial chainsaw which will set you back several grand, so not something to buy without work lined up for it. https://georipper.co.uk/"
"I have eight Makita 18 volt batteries that usually spend some time each day on the front seat of the van, which is far from ideal.
So last night I went on Ebay and ordered a Makita belt pouch which will hold two spare batteries and a Makita cool bag…"
"Jason at Never Ending Fencing ( Salisbury) I believe has a trenching attachment for one of his machines, his machine may or may not be suitable for a typical garden environment but he may know a solution for a small mobile diy option locally if you…"
"If not being actively used, I think li-ion batteries store better by being kept fairly cool, and at about 25% charge level. I just charge up to full capacity the ones I anticipate I will be using over the next few days, and keep them at indoor…"
"Just seen Gary's comment - also look at a whats called a ditch witch machine. All depends how much slack you have in the cable but should do the job. I think Arbour Landscape Solutions hire one out or you may find one locally..."
"Do you need to do anything? I've always got the spare battery on the van shelf and the other one sitting in a hedgecutter in the garage or the van if I'm going to be using it that day. Never had a problem. "
A large (5 acre) garden we look after has had flood lights installed professionally...catch is all the armoured cable has been left on the surface, "for the gardener's to bury where they want".... So I guess that means us 😞.Can any of you think of…