Originally Posted By: kshepard
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Driving an 8 ft. copper rod completely into the ground in the “Rocky” Mountains is often near impossible. I keep talking to EC’s who say they’ll try 3 times, then cut it off. Often at 18". Sometimes they’ll drive a second rod but you just know they have the same problem. Since all you can ever see is the top of the rod anyway, technically the main grounding electrode isn’t ever visible (at least when it’s a driven rod).
Does four 2ft driven rods equal one 8 ft. driven rod? An you'd have to spread them out over 24 ft. Or recommend ground quality confirmation by an EC at every inspection. I'd almost rather do it myself if I had the equipment. What's used? Or is that another can of liability worms?