Prepare Power Distribution System for Use
To prepare the power distribution system for use, proceed as follows:
The Containerized Latrine System must be electrically grounded. Failure to ground the
Containerized Latrine System may result in damage to the equipment and serious injury
or death to personnel from electrical malfunction.
ELECTRICITY CAN KILL YOU. Electricity cannot be seen but it can kill you. Electricity is
unlike most dangerous things you can come in contact with because it gives no warning
and no symptoms to be wary of. Its effect is immediate. It can kill you, render you
unconscious, or severely burn you.
Leather gloves and eye protection must be worn when installing the grounding rod.
Failure to do so could result in serious injury to eyes or hands. Do not place hands
between the driving stud and the coupling. Be sure all connections are tight so as to
avoid spark between the units and ground rod.
Ensure all circuit breakers on circuit breaker panel are set to the OFF position to prevent
shorting of equipment when power is initially established.
Drive grounding rod next to the power panel approximately 8 to 9 feet deep.
1. Identify the following components: slide hammer (1), driving rod (2), three ground rod sections (3),
three couplings (4), and ground cable (5) with clamp (6) and connector.
2. Screw coupling (4) onto the flat end of rod section (3).
3. Install slide hammer (1) onto driving rod (2).