Sunday, July 09, 2017

Driving a ground rod

Ground rods are one of those facts of life that anyone who deals with them usually dislikes. Whether you use a sledge hammer, a rotary hammer or you're Conan the Barbarian's little brother and you can tote a electric jackhammer up a ladder to do the deed, driving them is a pain.

While I haven't tried this myself, it's an apparently near painless method of getting one of these long thin beasts into the ground. The only downside I see is that you aren't going to get it below ground unless you dig a pit.