Ground Rod Drivers

tkb

Senior Member
Location
MA
Supposedly, using water prevents good contact twixt the rod & the dirt.
So...do you need to build a shelter over the ground rod location so it never gets wet?
Because we all know that water would never soak into the ground around the rod.
 

Cow

Senior Member
Location
Eastern Oregon
Cut the wood handle off a sledge, weld on a piece of black pipe instead. All the guys carry one of these in their trucks.

We'll also take the Hilti along too, if we can. Sometimes you need the Hilti when the sledge won't do it and vice versa.
 

Fulthrotl

~~Please excuse the mess. Sig under construction~~
So...do you need to build a shelter over the ground rod location so it never gets wet?
Because we all know that water would never soak into the ground around the rod.
i use waterproofing cement around the ground rod to keep it dry... i pour a pad 4" thick, and as big
in diameter as the rod is long.

then i put a little cover over it so it doesn't get dirty.
preferably stainless steel, hinged for easy inspection.

then i use oxygen free copper wire, and use an electron
fusion process to join it to the ground rod. 500 MCM to
reduce voltage drop.

it's worked well for me so far.
 
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