Household electrical systems are required by the National Electrical Code NEC to have a grounded system connected to earth ground via a ground rod. Now that you are done driving the grounding rod into the dirt or burying it, it's time for you to connect it to the electrical circuit that you want to ground. Switch your. Install the rod in a location near the electrical panel.
Installing a ground rod will redirect current from any electrical circuit you may have into the ground where it is installed. My shop has a amp service (4 wires) ran to my house's amp service so its grounded there. My shop has no ground rod but was told. Important safety hints I.
A word about grounding and bonding. A residential grounding electrode is an 8-foot length of copper rod, driven Dig up a small area around the top of the grounding rod with a gardening shovel. A home's main electrical panel is the critical junction where outside power comes into the building and gets distributed throughout the house.
Use a ground rod clamp to connect insulated wire For installations with bare wire, use a stainless steel ground rod clamp to secure insulated wire to the rod.