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Jim Lund

Jim Lund is the National Sales Manager for Galvan Industries. Formerly he worked for FCI/Burndy. He has a Bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Pepperdine University.


Ground Rods Marking and Compliance Requirements

In today’s electrical environment, many installed ground rod electrodes do not meet the requirements of the National Electrical Code. Ground rods less than 0.625 in diameter, rods that were cut in half either because of driving difficulty or to reduce expenses, or rods with less than the required coating thickness (e.g., copper, zinc) are all...

Ground Rod Electrodes – What You Need to Know

There are several misconceptions with interpretation of the National Electrical Code as it relates to ground rod electrode compliance. The section of the NEC that deals with ground rods is 250.52. The wording of this portion of the Code presently includes conflicting terms, dimensions and interpretations, which hopefully will be addressed in the next code proposal cycle.