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Hi all, I was wondering if any of you knows of a efficient method to pull ground rod out? PG&E required from us to pull it out saying it's too close to their gas line. Anything other than good old digging?
 

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If there's an excavator or skid steer available you can clamp a vice grip on it and pull it straight out using the teeth on the bucket.

FYI I'd probable telling the gas company to pound sand.
 

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A farm jack/jackall. Get something choked around the end of the rod, loop over the jack, jack it up, slide the choke down, repeat.
 

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Bkessler said:
I might abandon it but f pulling it out.
Sounds like the gas co is getting a stiffy because it's there at all. They probably don't care whether or not someone's using it
 

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Hi all, I was wondering if any of you knows of a efficient method to pull ground rod out? PG&E required from us to pull it out saying it's too close to their gas line. Anything other than good old digging?
I'll bet you could drive to the closest Dunkin Donuts,get a coffee,a steak eg and cheese bagel toasted then hit the supply house buy a ground rod and drive it home faster than you can pull one out of the ground..just sayin:whistling2::laughing:
 

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step 1: Use kinpex cobra to tighten crap out of acorn clamp on ground rod.
step 2: Use knipex cobra and grab right under acorn clamp twist and pull up at same time.
Step 3: success

We pull everyone of ours up that we used for temp poles and reuse them on the next one. Works every time with little effort, of course I live in a swamp and can usually push them in by hand too so ymmv.
 

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Hi all, I was wondering if any of you knows of a efficient method to pull ground rod out? PG&E required from us to pull it out saying it's too close to their gas line. Anything other than good old digging?
Usually a utility has no jurisdiction over contractors, I would tell them that the NEC requires us to be in that spot. Sometimes they say "OK".
 
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