said by SmokChsr:
Close, but not exactly what it said. The rods of the single system can't be less than 6' apart, preferably they should be 8'-12' apart. You had stated earlier that the inspector made you space them 5' apart, which didn't meet code.
250.56 Resistance of Rod, Pipe, and Plate Electrodes.
A single electrode consisting of a rod, pipe, or plate that does not have a resistance to ground of 25 ohms or less shall be augmented by one additional electrode of any of the types specified by 250.52(A)(2) through (A)(7). Where multiple rod, pipe, or plate electrodes are installed to meet the requirements of this section, they shall not be less than 1.8 m (6 ft) apart.
When it comes to misinterpreting the code some AHJs are the best
Madness takes its toll, please have exact change ready