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Galvan F-Series Full-Size Ground Rods Now CSA Listed

For Use in US and Canada

Galvan Industries’ full-size F-Series hot-dip galvanized ground rods are now CSA listed for use in the US and Canada.  Available in full 5/8”, 3/4” and 1” diameters, the new rods are clearly marked with the CSA symbol, the manufacturer’s identification and the appropriate part number.

Marking for traceability is a requirement of the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) for ground rods used by rural electric cooperatives.  Galvan F-Series rods meet this requirement as well as the NEMA GR-1 specification.

Marking is also an important safety factor where ground rods are concerned.  Ground rods can only be listed if they fully meet the required specifications for material, coating thickness, diameter and length. Without a listing mark, it is impossible to know if a rod is the proper length after it has been driven and it is difficult to accurately measure diameter.  The listing mark visible on the drive end proves that the rod was manufactured to proper specifications. 

Made in the USA, F-Series rods are suitable for use in most types of soil, with an expected life of up to 40 years. 

Galvan ground rods are made with high-strength steel that is resistant to bending and “mushrooming” during installation. The penetrating end is finished with a true conical point for less deflection and easier, straighter driving.  F-Series rods may also be joined using Galvan’s threadless couplings when extra driving depth is required.

In addition to hot-dip galvanized ground rods, Galvan Industries is also a major manufacturer of stainless steel and copper-plated ground rods, as well as clamps, connectors and accessories.

Galvan products are stocked in strategic sites around the country to assure fast deliveries.   

For more information or to place an order, contact Galvan Industries, Inc. at 1-800-277-5678, or fax to (704) 455-5215.






 
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