Cave men used power of water and patience even drill a hole thru
hard rock. Now you can test the quality of the ground rod by
connecting a 120V lamp between hot and it. If the lamp lights
<I once thought of that and even went to the trouble of doing research
<to find a long enough masonry bit. Does anyone make a masonry bit that
<long? I sure would like to buy one.
NOt sure if they are masonary bits but at work we have some carbide tiped
units that are somewhat over 6 feet long. We use them to drill out set up
plastic in pipes. It is a plant that makes polyester material and when some
instrument piping gets stopped up we have to drill them out.
I made a spade bit I used to aerate some really hard clay. It was
about 4 ft long. A longer one could be easily made.. I drilled holes
in the clay about a ft deep where grass would not grow and filled the
holes with potting soil and planted grass seed.. It took about 2 or 3
years but the grass finally broke up the clay.
Ground rod pounders and big hammers. Key word "men", not boys and
girls. Limp wrists don't help much either.
I'm over sixty years old. Two years ago I installed a fifty foot
antenna tower for high speed internet at my house. I pounded in four
11' ground rods (lightning) and put up the tower in an afternoon by
You might want to check your current electrical code. Nebraska
requires the concrete encased grounding conductors. Basically, it's 20
feet or more of 1/2" rebar. I think it's in the NEC but my book is
way.............. over there.
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