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NEW! Galvan Industries' 2014 Catalog Features Latest In Ground Rods, Clamps And Connectors

Galvan Industries’ new full-color product catalog, available for immediate download as a PDF file, features complete information on the company’s extensive selection of ground rods and accessories, plus the latest ground rod specs from the NEC, NESC and RUS. Galvan manufactures galvanized ground rods, stainless steel ground rods, copper-plated ground rods and solid copper ground rods. {news listings}

New Galvan Drive-Cap Protects Ground Rods From “Mushrooming”

Galvan Electrical Products has introduced the Galvan Drive-Cap, designed to protect ground rod drive ends from damage during installation. This is especially important where multiple ground rods need to be connected with threadless couplings. The Galvan Drive-Cap prevents "mushrooming" to keep drive end of grounds rods within spec.

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Galvan Delivers Customer Satisfaction With Packing List Protocol
Galvan has taken steps to eliminate customer receiving problems caused by lost packing slips. This includes making the packing slip location more visible and establishing standard protocols for the placement and protection of this important document.

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Galvan Threadless Couplings Guarantee Secure Connection Of NEMA GR-1 Copper-Coated Rods
Galvan Industries’ threadless couplings for copper-coated rods will securely connect any manufacturers' rods that are built to the design parameters of the ANSI Approved /NEMA GR-1 ground rod spec. That's because, like our ground rods, our couplings are built to spec, too.

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Galvan Announces $2 Million In "Green Manufacturing" Initiatives

Galvan has invested more than $2 million in its galvanizing and copper plating operations to increase ground rod manufacturing capacity and reduce environmental impact. Both operations employ "closed loop" systems that completely eliminate hazardous wastes while improving the company's ability to meet growing customer demand. {news listings}

Galvan Announces Four-Conductor and Six-Conductor Panelboard Connectors, 500 KCMIL to 4 AWG thru 750 KCMIL to 1/0 AWG

Galvan's 4ABV and 6ABV models are dual-rated aluminum solderless connectors that provide a rare combination of conductor size and connection capacity. {news listings}

Galvan Electrical Introduces Universal Ground Rod Driver
Galvan Electrical Products has announced the introduction of a universal ground rod driver to its line of grounding products, connectors and tools. The Galvan GRDU is a safe, easy-to-use and cost-effective tool for the installation of all 5/8" and 3/4" ground rods without the need for ladders, power tools or hammers.   

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Improved Kenny Clamps satisfy all NEC standards for bonding grounding electrode conductors to enclosures

The Improved Kenny Clamp connector bonds grounding electrode conductors to panelboards, switchboards, cutout boxes, metallic conduit, boxes and transformer enclosures, meeting the requirements of NEC 250.8 and NEC 312.5(A).

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UTILITY NEWS: New RUS Specs Allow 10-mil
Coatings On Copper Ground Rods

Galvan's UL-Listed 6258 (5/8" x 8’) copper-coated ground rod with 10-mils of copper plating can now be used in lieu of 13-mil copper-coated rods for the RUS market. This provides an opportunity to realize cost savings for both end-users and distributors. {Download document directly from RUS website.}  

UTILITIES: Galvan Drive-On Rod Clamps Make Easier, More Secure Connections
Galvan Drive-On Rod Clamps save time and money compared to exothermic or compression connectors. They are low-cost, easy to install and tamper resistant.   {news listings}

Ground Rod Color Coding Updated

To Reflect Changes In National Codes

Galvan Electrical has updated the color-coding system for its copper and galvanized ground rods to reflect national code changes that affect some rod diameters. Color coding identifies rod diameters and reduces inventory and installation problems. {news listings}

NEW!  Solid Copper Ground Rods Now Available From Galvan Electrical

Galvan now has solid copper ground rods offering excellent corrosion resistance and superior conductivity. Made in the USA.  {news listings}

Rectangular Copper Ground Plates Available Now From Galvan
Copper ground plates, made from solid .25-inch sheet copper with a high-strength copper aluminum grounding lead connector, are available in three types.  Ground plates are a more efficient, less expensive alternative to butt wrapping poles.  {news listings}

Galvan Copper Plated And Galvanized Pigtail Rods Are RUS Accepted
Galvan offers copper ground rods and galvanized ground rods in pigtail configurations with conductors factory welded. This makes installation easier and eliminates problems caused by clamps that can loosen over time.   

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Galvan F-Series Full-Size Ground Rods Now CSA Listed for Use in US And Canada
Galvan Industries full-sized F-Series hot dip galvanized ground rods are now clearly marked with the CSA-listed symbol, manufacturer's identification and part number.  Marking for traceability is required by RUS.  {news listings}

 

 


 

 

 

 







 

Download our NEW Catalog PDF Now! Get up-to-date product information and new color images of every item. (1.8 MB)


Stop undersized, non-compliant ground rods from getting into your project or jurisdiction. Order your Free Galvan Ground Rod Gage now!

When coupled ground rods separate, the problem is usually with the coupling. Galvan threadless couplings solve that problem. Download our new flyer for the details.

NEW!

Download Galvan's Updated Specification

On Code-Compliant Ground Rods, Clamps And Couplings Now!

 

There's more to being green than just saving electricity. Environmentally friendly parts and materials make a difference, too.

NEW! Get the answers to 10 of the most frequently asked questions about ground rod electrodes!

Get the facts about the Industry's first listed full-size ground rods to meet all utility requirements, the Galvan F-Series!

NEWEST VIDEO! Great Moments In Grounding History... They can be yours in older homes and buildings. Watch now.

NEW VIDEO! Watch now as Jim, Roger and Chuck dig deep into the problem of counterfeit ground rods!

WEB VIDEO: There's more to ground rod anatomy than meets the eye! Watch now!
Roger and Jim review the "Facts of (Ground Rod) Life!" Click here for video.
Jim's Got Numbers That Add Up To Safety in Galvan's Second Web Video. Watch It Now!


Check Out Galvan's First Web Video, "Go For Listed Ground Rods"




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Galvan is your best choice for quality copper coated ground rods, galvanized ground rods, stainless steel ground rods and solid copper ground rods, plus a full range of ground rod clamps, grounding pipe clamps, connectors and accessories. Specifiers in the electrical, telecom and utility fields rely on Galvan. Our products meet ASTM, ANSI, UL and RUS standards.

"What is the life expectancy of an 8 ft. galvanized ground rod? Mine was installed 1978 and I live here in the North Texas area, near Dallas."   

               W. A. "Al" Werning

 

Answer: The life of any type of ground rod electrode is very difficult to predict due to the number of variables involved. Galvanized ground rods can last 40 years or more, depending on conditions, but time takes a toll on everything. Any ground rod that has been in service for more than 35 years (like yours) has probably suffered some corrosion loss.
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