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Best Grounding Rods

Updated December 2018
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  • 11 Models Considered
  • 6 Hours Researched
  • 1 Experts Interviewed
  • 223 Consumers Consulted
  • Zero products received from manufacturers.

    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

    Why trust BestReviews?
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    A ground rod safely diverts electricity to the ground where it can dissipate harmlessly. There are different types of rods for specific jobs and soil types. Most ground rods are copper-coated or galvanized, with copper-bonded rods coming in at a lower price. Most rods are 8 feet long and are safer and more likely to be legal in your area than 6- or 4-foot rods. However, longer rods can be difficult or even dangerous to install. Most rods have a diameter of 5/8 inches, but ¾ inch diameter rods are easier to drive into the ground at the cost of higher resistance. Some rods may include a clamp to attach the rod to wires.

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