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As close to the service entrance as possible. That is to say, where your exterior electric panel is. If the ground is soft enough, you can use a sledge hammer or single-jack (3lb/1.4kg hammer) and a ladder to pound it in. If the ground is hard, trickle water on the spot to use overnight to make it easier and get an electric demo hammer with a rod-driving bit to drive it in for you. You can rent these at larger home improvement stores. Make sure you have a friend or two to help as you will be up a ladder with a pretty heavy and ungainly tool for this job. Once the ground rod (earthing spike) is all but a few inches into the ground, use an approved rod clamp to bond your ground (earth) wire and then install in the panel.

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