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5/8 in. x 8 ft. Copper Grounding Bar Rod

  • Exceptionally strong design with high-carbon steel core and tip
  • Tough copper coating won't crack or tear
  • Continuous electro-plating process ensures permanent bond
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About This Product

ERICO copper-bonded ground rods are the highest quality ground rods available today. We use a unique manufacturing process, which includes drawing the steel rod to size before the copper bonding process begins. This results in a straighter, harder steel core, making installation easier. ERICO uses a continuous electro-plating process over the steel core that results in a permanent molecular bond that provides decades of reliable performance. Our state-of-the-art ISO registered manufacturing facility provides a consistent, high-quality finished product that is used in millions of installations around the world.

Highlights

  • 99.9% pure electrolytic copper coating
  • Molecular bond to nickel-sealed high strength steel core
  • Rods have a high carbon steel core and tip that provide superior strength when driving
  • Copper coating will not crack when bent or tear when driven
  • Minimum copper coating of 10 mils on rods listed to UL- 467
  • ERICO name, length, diameter and part number is roll-stamped within 12" (304,8 mm) of chamfered end
  • UL logo and control number where applicable stamped on each rod for easy inspection after installation
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Product Information

Internet # 202195738

Model # 615880UPC

Store SKU # 687693

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 96 in, W 0.625 in, D 0.625 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)

0.625 in

Product Height (in.)

96 in

Product Width (in.)

0.625 in

Details

Electrical Product Type

Grounding Bar

Product Weight (lb.)

5.5 lb

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

UL Listed

Manufacturer Warranty

No

Questions & Answers

29Questions
caret
Q:Is rod one 8 ft length piece?
by|Dec 1, 2023
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A:  YES IT IS 8FT LONG.

by|Feb 7, 2024
    caret
    Q:Can I use this for Earthing?
    by|Sep 16, 2023
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    A:  yes you can

    by|Feb 7, 2024

      A:  I am buying these for earthing

      by|Jan 1, 2024

        A:  I am buying these for earthing

        by|Jan 1, 2024
          caret
          Q:CAN THIS BE BENT WITH LET'S SAY AN EMT BENDER OR WOULD IT BE TOO DIFFICULT BECAUSE OF THE SOLID CORE? LOOKING TO USE IT FOR A DYI PROJECT.
          by|Jul 22, 2023
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          A:  In all likelihood yes it can be bent however that reduces the length into the ground it goes. Code required it to go 8ft into the ground so you might need to purchase a longer length one if you plan on bending it.

          by|Feb 7, 2024
            caret
            Q:Would this be good to ground a shipping container to live in?
            by|Jun 7, 2023
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            A:  The quality of a grounding system does not depend on the rod used by itself. The existing soil and the proximity of water are major factors. The same rod, used in a wet clay soil will give you way different results from a dry sand soil. For good electrical grounding what you want is to reach a minimum resistance of 10 ohm. The maximum acceptable resistance is 25 ohm. The 5/8" x 8' copper clad rod is a standard rod. I think, you may also get 10 ft rods. One single rod will probably not make it. You want at least 2 rods driven 8 ft apart and connected by a #4C wire. If you do not get your desired ground resistance you may need to drive more rods in a cluster, all of them interconnected by #4C wires. Ran out of editing box in the phone. Email me if you want. Measuring ground resistance is quite an engineering task. There are fancy equipment and techniques for that.

            by|Dec 5, 2023
              2 found this answer helpful

              A:  I looked up my city's building code requirements and I strongly suggest that you do the same. My city required two of these linked and a minimum of 6 feet apart for a 10x12 wooden shed.

              by|Sep 28, 2023
                2 found this answer helpful

                A:  I would think yes, however I would check with your local building codes.

                by|Jun 10, 2023

                  A:  Check your local electric codes, where I reside it requires 2 rods about 10 feet apart

                  by|Nov 14, 2023
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                    Needed a 5/8" ground rod for a job and Home...
                    Needed a 5/8" ground rod for a job and Home Depot came through!
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                    Easy Install with a little water
                    I live in the Bay Area (CA) and needed a grounding rod for the new generator. The ground here is a lot of clay. This was a super easy install just using a little water to get the first 7 feet into the ground. Use a ramming motion with the rod itself to “hammer” it into the ground. Take it all the way out and add some water every couple of feet. Got it all the way to about 7 feet doing this. Much easier than I thought. Used a sledge hammer to get it the rest of the way in. Took me about 5 min. No ladder, no hammer drill, nothing but my bare hands!
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                      Used 3 to ground my electric fence. Took a lone time to hammer down . The noses crush pretty eas...
                      Used 3 to ground my electric fence. Took a lone time to hammer down . The noses crush pretty easy so wear i pro when beating . Because metal shards
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                      I purchased 15 of these ground rods for a project. They are Steel with Copper plating that is su...
                      I purchased 15 of these ground rods for a project. They are Steel with Copper plating that is sufficiently thick. I used a rental Demo Hammer from Home Depot to install these in decomposing sandstone ground. I first tried a fence post setter, but it would not budge these after getting them started. The steel in the rods is what is needed to keep them straight and going into the ground.
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                      Groundrod was easy and sturdy enough to install, would recommend without a second thought
                      Groundrod was easy and sturdy enough to install, would recommend without a second thought
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                      Held up well for installation
                      Held up well for installation
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                      It works because that's is what was required by code
                      It works because that's is what was required by code
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                      I had to install a grounding rod on the east side of my house for the cable installers and I drov...
                      I had to install a grounding rod on the east side of my house for the cable installers and I drove the full length down using a short handled sledge hammer, I expected the head to flatten out severely but it didn't. The copper cladding is excellent. Thanks.
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                      The Ground Rod was exactly what I needed. Nice thick copper coating on steel rod. Was installed i...
                      The Ground Rod was exactly what I needed. Nice thick copper coating on steel rod. Was installed in under 3 minutes (see below) In Central Florida ground rods are fairly easy to put in since the ground is practically all sand. I elected wash it down instead of pounding it down. It was a much quicker installation. Listed below are the parts and instructions to perform this wash down method. Along with the 5/8” ground rod and appropriate grounding clamp(s) purchase the following items: (1) Ten foot length of ½” schedule 40 PVC pipe, HD SKU# 193682, $2.17. (1) ½ “Slip x ¾” FHT PVC Fitting, HD SKU #879288, $1.54. 1. Cut the ½” PVC pipe to 7 ft long. Chamfer (sharpen) one end of the pipe (the end that goes in soil). 2. Glue the ½“ Slip x ¾” FHT (Female Hose Thread) PVC Fitting to the opposite end of the PVC pipe. 3. Connect the garden hose to the ½“ Slip x ¾” FHT PVC Fitting. 4. Turn on the garden hose and wash down the 7 ft long PVC pipe until it is about 6 inches from the ground. 5. Turn off and disconnect the garden hose and then slip the ground rod into the PVC pipe and immediately pull the PVC pipe out of the ground. Don’t delay in pulling up the PVC pipe! 6. Pound the remaining approx. 12” of ground rod sticking out of the ground down to the desired depth. After I had everything ready (at step 4) the ground rod was in place in less than 3 minutes.
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