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ground rod

a metal rod embedded in the ground to make a ground connection to the earth. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • All connections to the ground rod shall be made with an exothermic welding process.
  • Connect the equipment grounding conductor to the ground rod.
  • The resistance between the cabinet wall and the ground rod shall be less than one ohm.
  • Do not cut a ground rod off and use the shortened piece as an electrode.
  • Provide a sleeve in manhole floors so that a driven ground rod may be installed.
  • On electric cable the signal at the ground rod will be equal to the signal at the fault.
  • Checks the ground rod and connection in the control cabinet to prevent electrical shock while working in the cabinet.
  • Payment will be made at the contract unit price per each for each ground rod specified and installed.
  • All surface mounted conduit on wood poles shall be bonded to a driven ground rod.
  • The clamp on the ground rod must be an approved electrical ground rod clamp.

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