Grounding rod in wet soil

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Old 02-20-14, 06:25 PM
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Grounding rod in wet soil

In grounding a new service panel close to the beach, soil is sand and wet. Do I still have to go 8' into the ground? The mobile home is in MA. In putting the split rail I hit water at high tide just over 2.5 feet.
 
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Old 02-20-14, 07:24 PM
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My opinion is 8 feet minmum depth. As far as I know, the NEC doesn't address high tide. This must be at a service pedestal or pole, correct?
 
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Old 02-20-14, 07:51 PM
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The rod needs to be in contact with would for at least 8 foot.
 
 

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