A former neighbor introduced me to a "post hole driver" years ago. It is
basically a two-foot length of pipe with one end closed. The internal
diamter needs to be bigger than the pipe you are driving into the ground.
The driver has two "handles" -- steel rod that forms a broad "U" on two,
opposite sides of the pipe.
To install a fence post or ground rod, you grasp the handles and place the
open end of the driver over the post. Let it drop, or add some muscle to it.
Much easier and safer than using a sledge on the ladder.
These may be availble from farm-supply outlets.
At 11:24 PM 4/17/97 -0400, you 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!
>Jay -- NT4D -- (ex WB8BMV)
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