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    Quote Originally Posted by hhsting View Post
    In what situations one might install 3/4 by 10' ground rod instead of 5/8 by 8' ground rod?
    To meet some silly job spec.
    Ethan Brush - East West Electric. NY, WA. MA

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhsting View Post
    In what situations one might install 3/4 by 10' ground rod instead of 5/8 by 8' ground rod?
    When I was a helper, our boss (mom'n'pop shop) always had us drive 3/4" RGS as electrodes . . . with a sledge hammer.
    Code references based on 2005 NEC
    Larry B. Fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by hhsting View Post
    In what situations one might install 3/4 by 10' ground rod instead of 5/8 by 8' ground rod?
    The customer has the money and asked for it.
    Its the only rod you have on the truck.
    Job specs.
    You’ve had it in the shop for years and are tired of looking at it because you are reminded of that one and only time you goofed up?
    Tom
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