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Galvan Industries' Updated Color-Coding Helps Make Ground Rod Size Selection And Verification Easier


HARRISBURG, N.C. - In a measure to simplify identification and eliminate inventory and installation mistakes, Galvan Industries is has updated the color-coding system for its line of copper and galvanized ground rods. Updates were made to the system to align with changes in national codes affecting some rod diameters.

Under the updated system, now effective on all shipments, different colors indicate different diameters of the company's ground rods. As before, the colors will be painted on the pointed ground rod ends.

Now, Galvan copper-plated ground rods will be color-coded as follows: green (1/2" non-listed), orange (1/2" listed), red (5/8" non-listed), copper/brown (5/8" listed), yellow (5/8" full size/RUS), black, (3/4") and no color (1").

Galvanized ground rods will be marked with the following colors: green (1/2" non-listed), copper/brown (5/8" listed), yellow (5/8" full size), black, (3/4") and no color (1").


Galvan Industries is a major manufacturer of copper-clad, hot-dip galvanized, stainless steel  and solid copper ground rods and ancillary electrical products. The first hot-dip galvanizing operation in the Carolinas, the company has grown to become the largest capacity contract galvanizer in the Southeast.

For more information, contact Galvan Industries at 704-455-5102; on the Web at www.galvanelectrical.com.






 
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