Frequently Asked Questions
What is a mole ?
A mole is a soil displacement hammer, or Under Road Boring tool, or a Trenchless pneumatic piercing tool for installing telecommunication cables, fiber optic, electric cables, conduits and small pipes under roads, driveways and footpaths. Where you can’t afford to disturb the surface, be it an expensive landscape or a busy road.
Going trenchless under roads, driveway, footpaths or landscape is the best alternative to the open trench method of laying electrical and telecommunication ducts. It has the main advantage of eliminating many re-instatement cost and traffic management bills by simply avoiding all these additional construction costs.
What is it for ?
Installing buried telecommunication cables, electric cables, conduits and small pipes the Trenchless way, under roads, driveways, footpaths & landscapes, where open trenching is costly or inconvenient.
The Grundomat Under Road Boring tool or NODIG Mole, is a soil displacement hamer which is recommended for the NBN contractors in Australia. It helps installing the fiber optic cable ducts under residents driveway, footpaths, residents and city landscapes as well as small road crossing.
Who can use it ?
The Grundomat Under Road Boring piercing tool or NODIG Mole is so easy to use that nearly anybody can master it. Take a look a the HOW TO USE for an overview on how simple and easy it is to operate.
Professionnal contractors and individuals are taking the great advantages of installing ducts the Trenchless way.
If you are a contractor involve in the telecommunication industry, if you are installing NBN fiber optic, if you are a contractor for the plumbing industry and install house connections for water and gas lines, you should consider an Under Road Boring Mole. click here to buy!
If you are an individual who wants to install cables, reticulations and small pipes under your driveway, an established trees or under your wifes prized rose garden, you should consider using an Under Road Boring NODIG Mole.
It is fast, easy and very simple to use and you will save considerable time by going underneath instead of digging and destroying the lot.
When can I use it ?
Need to cross a road, a resident driveway, a footpath or an expensive landscape work ?
The Grundomat pneumatic piercing tool or NODIG Mole will help you realize that project. The Grundomat Under Road Boring or NODIG Mole tools allow you to pass that small pipe, cable or conduit under the road, driveway, footpath or landscape, the Trenchless way, and get rid of the re-instatement cost. Read more how a Grundomat Under Road Boring tool or a NODIG Mole can help you here.
How to use a mole?
How often should I maintenance it ?
It is always a good idea to put the NODIGMole appart and clean it as often as possible.
Change the seals when they start to show signs of wear. More you will care of your NODIGMole, less often you will have to change the seals.
The NODIGMole Pneumatic Piercing Tool is such a strong and proven tool that you don’t “absolutely” need to put it appart at a regular time. Because the NODIGMole is a piece of high quality and ultra strong steel, it is a kind of equipment that will last you for years to come.
What pipe and how big can be installed?
The table below show the maximum size and the type of pipe which can be install with each soil displacement hammer.
- NODIGMole 45. 35mm dia max pipe size, at 450mm depth minimum. Perfec for Fiber Optic and electric conduits.
- NODIGMole 54. 40mm dia max pipe size, at 540mm depth minimum. Perfec for Fiber Optic and electric conduits, small water pipe, drain pipe.
- NODIGMole 65. 50mm dia max pipe size, at 650mm depth minimum. Perfec for Fiber Optic and electric conduits, small and medium water pipe, drain pipe, small gas pipe.
- NODIGMole 76. 63mm dia max pipe size, at 760mm depth minimum. Perfec for Fiber Optic and electric conduits, small and medium water pipe, drain pipe, small gas pipe.
How do I care for my NODIG Mole ?
If you purchase the GOLD package, a toolbox is included with all you need for the first service including the first seal kit, adjustable spanners and the special NODIG Mole spanners for the correct disassembling and re-assembling.
Otherwise, you can bring your tool in our workshop, we’ll maintenance it for you. Contact us to schedule an appointment! Don’t forget to write the NODIGMole serial number (4 digits near the backend of the tool) in your message.