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#24671 - 04/18/03 05:51 AM 1/2" nonferrous ground rods
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Does anyone know if galvanized ground rods come under the definition of nonferrous ground rod? If so, then does that not fall under the exception of using 1/2" ground rods. Just wondering. Our Lowes here only carries 1/2" galvanized ground rods. I picked up two for a job, because I didn't want to go across town to the supply house. Took a chance on driving them, and was turned down. Inspector said they had to be 5/8", which I always have driven, but I looked at the code, and seen where stainless steel or nonferrous ground rods could be 1/2". Nonferrous must have a broader meaning than I thought. Any thoughts on the matter is aprreciated. Thanks. By the way, it's been a while since I have been able to be on the forum. I had to get a permanent job, which didn't work out, but I'm back on my own again... Work seems to be picking up some again.... Thanks... Steve.

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#24672 - 04/18/03 06:30 AM Re: 1/2" nonferrous ground rods
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Is this another case where EVERYONE is convinced the supplier, in this case a ' big box ' supply house, only carries the proper item to meet the NEC ?

Just this week, had an AHJ tell me that [ a well known electrical suppier ] doesn't carry any items which are not listed, such as per NEC 352.10(G).

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#24673 - 04/18/03 06:32 AM Re: 1/2" nonferrous ground rods
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Steve
The galvanizing on the surface of an iron or steel rod does not make it a nonferrous rod. Does your magnet stick to the rod? If so it must be at least 5/8".
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