said by laserfan:
Yeah, but it's clear from this thread that there is no "correct" afaict.
Yes there is a "incorrect" because there IS a "correct" way to put in grounding electrodes.
If the military can ground their portable electrical equipment in the mountains, then I'm sure you can get a good ground in rocky soil in Texas.
You might not be able to get a ground rod in, but you could get several ground plates in there, or a ground grid. It just requires heavy machinery instead of a sledge hammer.
Then as Jack_in_VA said, it's also about properly bonding the electrodes together, which a weekend warrior who doesn't understand the difference between grounding and bonding might horribly screw up.
I'm not an electrician, but I'm pretty handy, yet when it comes to grounding, I still err on the side of caution and get validation from the pros.
I mean, just look at this thing (That's just 1 out of 12 pages).
It's a LOT of stuff to understand.