he probably just doesn't want you to drive rod through the water pipe.lolowl said:My boss was pointing out that there should be a distance of 8 feet between the ground rod connection and the water pipe connection. He gave an explanation for why this needs to be true, but I didn't quite understand it. Something about an infinite number of parallel ground paths being cut in half? Can anyone offer an explanation for this? I am about to go look up the code article.