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Topic # 123365 4-Jul-2013 22:18
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My mother is building a new garage behind an existing one.
I would like to locate the underground power cable, before i dig
new trench to the new garage.

Can anyone suggest someone in Templeton Christchurch area?

Thank you

Peter

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  Reply # 849757 5-Jul-2013 14:31
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Is there not a warning plaque on the footing of the garage somewhere indicating buried cable at power entry point to the garage?
There should be.
Should be one on the house too where the cable exits to the garage.
There was on my last house and garage and I thought it was a legal requirement.



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  Reply # 849809 5-Jul-2013 16:46
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Yes i know it's a legal requirement, but this house is about 50 years old
and there are no signs.
I think i know where the cable is, but want to be safe before i dig.

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  Reply # 849812 5-Jul-2013 16:57
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You could always just dig down with a trowel.

Have a look under the house first to work out where the cable exits.




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  Reply # 849826 5-Jul-2013 17:32
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nzcloud9: My mother is building a new garage behind an existing one.
I would like to locate the underground power cable, before i dig
new trench to the new garage.

Can anyone suggest someone in Templeton Christchurch area?

Thank you

Peter



nothing to do with me but why not try
http://www.undergroundlocators.co.nz/

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  Reply # 849827 5-Jul-2013 17:45
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I take it you've checked it's not coming in at the roof?

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  Reply # 849839 5-Jul-2013 18:01
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SO are you demolishing the exisiting garage after the new one is built?



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  Reply # 849844 5-Jul-2013 18:13
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Yes i know where it comes out from the house.
Vent holes in the foundation.
Funny thing is, there are 3 old cable going to the garage or somewhere
in that direction.



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  Reply # 849845 5-Jul-2013 18:15
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Gooseybhai: SO are you demolishing the exisiting garage after the new one is built?


Yes the old garage is coming down after built, and already has a new home.Laughing

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  Reply # 849860 5-Jul-2013 18:32
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Is it absolutely necessary for the new garage to be powered up before the old one comes down?
Did you say you saw conduit under ground?

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  Reply # 849898 5-Jul-2013 20:40
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There are plenty of folk in Chrischurch who provide Location Services. ... most are busy finding stuff in Red and TC3 areas using both simple locators and Radar.
Most drainage companies and digger operators carry cable locators that are good for live cables (can also be used on retired/dead cables if you can get at one end)
if you have no other luck PM me as I may be able to help later next week.



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  Reply # 849921 5-Jul-2013 21:00
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oxnsox: There are plenty of folk in Chrischurch who provide Location Services. ... most are busy finding stuff in Red and TC3 areas using both simple locators and Radar.
Most drainage companies and digger operators carry cable locators that are good for live cables (can also be used on retired/dead cables if you can get at one end)
if you have no other luck PM me as I may be able to help later next week.


Thank for your help. I will see how i go


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  Reply # 849977 6-Jul-2013 01:39
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Hirepool or hirequip i think have AC mains cable locators - they look like a cross between a wartime metal detector and a water Y stick.

Chorus people walk down the road and mark out the AC cables before they go digging using them.





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  Reply # 849979 6-Jul-2013 01:43
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I have just done a google search for you. Hirepool do have them - so i would just go see your local branch. They find cables and pipes.

Because hirepool have recently changed their website, the google search result isnt working.
So here is kennards hire page which has the info on them.

http://www.kennardshire.co.nz/index.php?fuseaction=product.view&productid=310&ctu=&type=&lvl=




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