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Where to Install a Ground Rod


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Can I install a cooper grounding rod inside a basement instead of outside of the house by the electrical panel? How to Install a Ground Rod for an Electrical Service.

Ground Rod for Electrical Service

Electrical Question: Can I install a cooper grounding rod inside a basement instead of outside of the house?

This electrical wiring question came from: Mike, a Homeowner from Cleveland, Ohio.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Mike.

How to Install a Ground Rod for an Electrical Service

Application: Grounding an Electric Service Panel.
Skill Level: Advanced – Licensed Electrical Contractor, Not Recommended for Homeowners.
Tools Required: Electricians Pouch of Hand Tools.
Estimated Time: Depends on the extent of the project, the grounding method to be used and available access to the project area.
Precaution: If the only ground source for the electrical system will be removed or modified then the electrical service should be shut off until the new ground source can be reconnected. Working in an electric panel is dangerous due to arc flash hazards and the possibility of electric shock.
Notice: Making changes to the Electrical Service Panel should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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