Grounding rod

Learn about the importance of grounding rods and how they protect your electrical system. Discover the benefits of properly installed grounding rods and ensure the safety of your home.
The 5 ft. Ground Rod and its little-known use in the NEC - IAEI Magazine Home Electrical Wiring, Electrical Installation, Grounding Rod, Water Pipes, Solar Energy, Battery Generator, Diy Electrical, Enclosures, Electrodes

If I have heard it once, I have heard it a thousand times. The only legal ground rod must be installed a minimum of 8-foot in the ground. The length of rod and pipe electrodes is located at 250.52(A)(5) in the 2017 National Electric Code (NEC). See figures 1 and 2 for the section requirements.