# pica & process

## English translation: a spike

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 22:52 May 20, 2002
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / I can change a light bulb, y'know?
 Spanish term or phrase: pica & process I am a total ZERO in electricity. Can someone explain the part between asterisks below? "En todos los pilares y estribos se realizará una puesta a tierra de las armaduras. La continuidad eléctrica se obtendrá conectando la armadura del tablero con la armadura del pilar o estribo y con la de la cimentación, y ésta con una puesta a tierra, construida previamente mediante cables de cobre. *Para poder realizar la medición de la tierra, se colocará 1 pica de acero-cobre unida al extremo del cable de toma de tierra, e irá alojada en una arqueta de 0,40 x 0,4 x 0,6 m. rellena de arena y registrable*. En la cabeza de la pila o estribo se habrá dejado un terminal de conexión para su unión a la armadura del tablero."
 ParrotSpain Local time: 01:55
 English translation:a spike Explanation:something you pound into the ground to hold down cables? check it out: ... the SPIKE Tool components are: - SPIKE Tool carrying case - The SPIKE Tool - 30 cable spikes - 100 loads in three power strengths (low velocity only required ... www.spiketool.com/orderSPIKE.htm - 37k sorry can't explain the process
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Jane Lamb-Ruiz
 Yes, says my electrician.4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

5 +1*For the grounding measurement, place a wooden pole with a steel-copper point in one end
 Antonio Costa
5a spike
 Jane Lamb-Ruiz

Discussion entries: 2

14 mins   confidence:
a spike

Explanation:
something you pound into the ground to hold down cables?

check it out:
... the SPIKE Tool components are: - SPIKE Tool carrying case - The SPIKE Tool - 30
cable spikes - 100 loads in three power strengths (low velocity only required ...
www.spiketool.com/orderSPIKE.htm - 37k

sorry can't explain the process

 Jane Lamb-RuizNative speaker of: English, PortuguesePRO pts in pair: 7709
 Yes, says my electrician.

2 hrs   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
*For the grounding measurement, place a wooden pole with a steel-copper point in one end

Explanation:
connect it to one end of the grounding cable then house it in a .40 x .4 x .6 m box filled with sand where the ground measurements can be registered.

I think it is something like this.

Hope it is oh help to you.

 Antonio CostaPRO pts in pair: 179

agree  xxxtazdog: I think this is the idea. I would use spike or rod for the "pica", and grounding wire for the "cable"
 9 hrs
-> Thank you Cindy. Sure you may be right. Bearing in mind the context, I had two doubts here: if a wooden pole (pica) can be called spike, sure you are right. "Cable" can be "wire" too but usually a cable is made-up of various wires jacketed together.

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