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  Reply # 671053 11-Aug-2012 15:13
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SaltyNZ: Of course at the end of the day you could always just put the new mailbox where the old one was, safe in the knowledge that there's already a hole there.


The old mailbox was screwed to the fence, and sat in a hole that would be no more than 10cm deep. In fact, its probably stretching things to call it a hole at all.


Bugger :-( Took me *ages* to dig the hole for our new one.




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  Reply # 671087 11-Aug-2012 16:32
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SaltyNZ: 

Bugger :-( Took me *ages* to dig the hole for our new one.


<gulp> Didn't take me much time at all. Hope thats not a bad sign. And following the directions of the quick dry cement, I poured in the required amount of water. But only 1/2 the amount of concrete mix fit in the hole. Hope its strong enough. :-\

OTOH, the neighbourhood still seems to have full power, telephone, water and gas services. Thats got to be a good thing, right?

 
 
 
 


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We had a new house built last year in Auckland. No yellow tape for services. The trench is at least 600mm deep and this was for a blue water pipe, orange power pipe, and while phone pipe. It was covered in fine brown gravel so if you dig and find gravel you know you are near a trench.

Our council has maps for where services run. Not very accurate location, but the depth is accurate. It just does not show private pipes.




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  Reply # 671115 11-Aug-2012 18:06
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Decal: Pipes have to be a min of 400mm deep and cables 600mm. So you should be right


Electrical cables have to be a minimum of 600mm. Phone cables are often buried at 300mm, water mains are often around this depth too.

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  Reply # 671130 11-Aug-2012 18:50
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dclegg:
SaltyNZ:?

Bugger :-( Took me *ages* to dig the hole for our new one.


Didn't take me much time at all. Hope thats not a bad sign.?And following the directions of the quick dry cement, I poured in the required amount of water. But only 1/2 the amount of concrete mix fit in the hole. Hope its strong enough. :-\

OTOH, the neighbourhood still seems to have full power, telephone, water and gas services. Thats got to be a good thing, right?

Doesn't matter how strong it is.....as long as its too heavy to run off down the road with ;-)

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