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Depth of grounding rod issue - am in an area where there is 4" of topsoil then about 36" of clay then am faced with the Canadian Shield /rock/ therefore my question is without any ground water of any kind is 36" deep enough for the rod or must I tap into the Shield for a safe ground ?
 

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here u can drive it at up to a 45degree angle.
 

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IIRC they can run at 45° angle or use the plate or run the rod hortzonal { the latter two you will need to talk the inspector and let them know what the options they can suggest due there is specfic depth they have to set }

Merci.
Marc
 
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in case you didnt know, you are gonna want to use a heavy duty hammer drill or small jackhammer to get that rod in the ground. unless you got some popeye arms, and in that case eat some spinach lol
 

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whew. i didn't know that grounding rod installation has needs angle thing.. anyway, informative. :thumbup:
It doesn't need the "angle thing". It is simply allowed.
 
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