Jamey Brookover wrote:
> There has been a wealth of information in this thread about the theory
> and practice of proper grounding procedures. Getting back to basics for
> a moment, how does a 6 foot tall person safely / properly / *easily*
> manage to get an 8 foot ground rod into the ground in the first place?
> The picture of someone standing on a step ladder swinging a 16 pound
> sledge hammer is not a pretty sight. Are any special tools available to
> aid in this process, and how do the pros do this day in and day out?
> When I lived in West Virginia I was once told a story about Appalachian
> rock worms.... Please -- No limmericks!
> Thanks --
> Jay -- NT4D -- (ex WB8BMV)
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Take a 4 foot chunk of 1" pipe and 8lb or larger hammer head to
the welding store...You now have a "hollow handle hammer"...
Slide the "handle" over the end of the ground rod, stand the rod
in the 1 ft hole you dug, "slide" the handle up 3.8ft and let go.
(or hold on and apply downward force)
*Easily*--call friends...tell them it's fun....
This is not for installing ground rods, it is for finding large
rocks, three feet below the surface.
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