To land a conductor is to terminate that conductor, slang talk of my area of the country. From the meter base to the rod, one end lands in the meter pan and the other end lands on the rod.
Over the years I have done much exothermic welding. I have welded to building steel, rebar, black pipe, rods, and to other conductors. The first thing one learns is to keep the mold clean or one will be doing the same joint, another slang word for termination, many times over, well maybe gloves is the first lesson and the mold is the second. Somewhere along the line one learns to preheat the mold and to look the other way when striking the arc.
I have worked many a day from the break of dawn to the twilight of dusk dark doing nothing but exothermic welding in a five foot, plus, deep trench that is barley 18 inches wide with the shoring in place.
All this reminiscing I am drifting back to my school boy days and the days when I had to walk to and from school, barefoot, in the snow, and yes it was up hill both ways. I would get out of bed every morning and empty the chamber pot, take it to the creek and fill it with water that I used to clean the cow before I milked her in that pot. Take it back to the house and strain it into a wide mouth gar then back to the creek for a pot of coffee water. The first few times I washed out that old chamber pot up stream of the coffee water but I learned, downstream is better, strange how a lot of life’s lessons are learned through experience.