5 posts / 0 new
Last post
smercer48
Missing Ground Rod

We had a contractor dig out a basement wall and straighten it. In the process he removed the ground rod along with the copper wire.

We can drive a new one in but are unsure where the best place to attach it to in the house? Where should we connect a new copper wire from the rod to the house system?

canuk
Re: Missing Ground Rod

To the electrical panel

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Missing Ground Rod

To the ground bus in the main panel and it should be continuous, no splices.
Jack

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Missing Ground Rod
smercer48 wrote:

We had a contractor dig out a basement wall and straighten it. In the process he removed the ground rod along with the copper wire.

We can drive a new one in but are unsure where the best place to attach it to in the house? Where should we connect a new copper wire from the rod to the house system?

In my opinion, the contractor should reinstall the ground wire. But that is just me....

Re: Missing Ground Rod

Was the ground wire attached to ground rods or to the rebar in the wall?

TV Listings

Find TV listings for This Old House and Ask This Old House in your area.