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capt2 10-09-2007 10:43 PM

Ground Rod Installation
I need tips for driving ground rods. What is the easiest method(s)?

I heard something about filling your hole with water as you go, but I only got part of the info--can anyone elaborate on this?

(I need 3 for the house I just bought. 1 is for the generator. The other 2 is for the panel, which was only tied to the cold water.)

Stubbie 10-10-2007 01:06 AM

Rotary Hammer and ground rod chuck is by far the easiest method. Water in the hole can help in some soil conditions.

A ground rod at the generator is debatable, if your transfer switch does not switch the dwelling service neutral then a ground rod is not necessary.


RippySkippy 10-10-2007 06:56 AM

When you did the water and hole method, did you keep adding water while moving the ground rod up and down? I've done that with many since I don't have the rotary hammer set up. I usually get about 6 feet in this way, then finish with a sledge. If you do the sledge route, put your clamp on before smaking it...that way you don't have to fight the mushroomed head.

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