Grounding rod is emerging from the dirt.

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Old 07-11-15, 12:33 PM
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Grounding rod is emerging from the dirt.

I nearly tripped over a post near my house and realized it was probably my electrical grounding rod for the house. It is sticking up about 2-3 inches from the level of the dirt and partially hidden by the grass. My husband wanted to pound it in, I think that could dislodge the wire. My idea is a wheelbarrow of dirt to recover it and replant grass seed.
 
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Old 07-11-15, 12:43 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Door number 2 would work best. Those things can be a bear to drive down.
 
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Old 07-11-15, 01:59 PM
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Either one would be fine, just as long as the wire is long enough. The grounding electrode conductor may not be spliced, except for some very special methods.
 
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