How long does it take you to install a ground rod using this technique?
Are you going into hardpan?
Jim Smith VE7FO
Lee Buller wrote:
>Dale's method of using water has worked for me all every time. I use no
>hammer at all. Just a divit in the ground...a gallon of water...and a
>vice-grips to hold on to the ground rod when you get it 7-8' in the ground. I
>have put in dozens ground rods in this manner. Just keep tamping down the
>rod....pull it out...pour more water in the hold...and continue. I've also
>used salt-brine as well....using ground up rock salt in the water. After 24
>hours, the rod cannot be pulled up without using considerable force. For FD,
>I use this method and then use an old car bumper-jack with my vice-grips and a
>chain to remove them in about 10 minutes.
>Lee = K0WA