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Ground Rod Driver Idea

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January 29, 2012 7:24:18 PM

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I have a hammer drill. I have a 1/2" socket adapter for that hammer drill. I have an Impact Deep Socket set for the adapter. Can I use this to drive a grounding rod? Pretty simple question but I'm a bit worried I could break the socket or socket adapter.

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February 1, 2012 9:56:07 PM

How big of a grounding rod are you driving and how deep? If its a short rod it might work, but if its a large one thats a few feet long you might overstress the driver, its going to have a fair amount of resistance to pushing once it gets deep. Last one i put in we just used a large hammer to pound it in.
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