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Old 04-13-2015, 02:27 AM
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How to put in a 8 foot ground rod with your bare hands

This is an interesting video. It shows how you can put in an 8 foot ground rod with just your bare hands and a bucket of water. This likely isn't going to work if you have fairly big rocks in the ground or big tree roots, and it takes some work, but it is still impressive that they were able to drive in the ground rod with their bare hands in about 5 minutes. Good trick.
Driving a Grounding Rod
Driving a Grounding Rod - YouTube

Here's a much faster and easier way using a jack hammer and a customized fitting.
The soil may be a fair bit softer and looser in this case however.
Driving a Ground Rod In 39 Seconds
Driving a Ground Rod In 39 Seconds - YouTube

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