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styleten 07-14-2012 09:03 PM

inside ground rod in foundation
 
I think i found a ground rod in my basement. I didn't know they were ran indoors. I'm going to look outside for one in a few mins.

My questions is how much cubic feed does there need to be around an in door ground rod that goes into the basement cement floor. Its framed and covered with paneling and i'd like the space for usable room.

I don't know if it was framed like that because it creates a nook or if it was code.

I believe the house was build in the 1940s in NY.
http://i45.tinypic.com/bhja5i.jpg

Speedy Petey 07-14-2012 09:36 PM

None. It can be hidden or buried, provided it has the correct direct bury clamp.
Yours looks to be a pipe electrode.

brric 07-15-2012 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by styleten (Post 965806)
I think i found a ground rod in my basement. I didn't know they were ran indoors. I'm going to look outside for one in a few mins.

My questions is how much cubic feed does there need to be around an in door ground rod that goes into the basement cement floor. Its framed and covered with paneling and i'd like the space for usable room.

I don't know if it was framed like that because it creates a nook or if it was code.

I believe the house was build in the 1940s in NY.
http://i45.tinypic.com/bhja5i.jpg

Probably abandoned water well piping.


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