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Topic Title: Getting a good earth on rocky ground
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Created On: 01 December 2012 11:44 PM
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 06 December 2012 09:36 PM
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mabx

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Originally posted by: Al

Hi,



I would install a new earth rod in a weather exposed position and leave the existing rod connected. If the ground is rocky install the earth rod horizontal, there is not a lot to be gained drilling down in rock. Hopfully your top soil is good.



I hadn't though about horizontal rod installation (though I had thought about tape) - that's a good idea - or following the 'layers' in the shale at a diagonal.

Thx folks.
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