2-7. ASSEMBLY AND PREPARATION FOR USE - continued.
Ground Rod. See figure 2-16.
ELECTRICAL HIGH VOLTAGE CAN KILL YOU. Electrical high voltage cannot be seen but it can
kill you. Electricity is unlike most other dangerous things you can come in contact with because
it gives no warning and no symptoms to be wary of. Its effect is immediate. It can kill you,
render you unconscious, or severely burn you.
Extreme care must be taken to prevent injury to fingers or hands when driving the ground rods.
Do not place hands between the ram and drive collar. Gloves should be worn. Be sure all
connections are tight so as to avoid a possible spark between the units and ground rod.
Locate ground rod (3) with ground rod coupling (2) and driving stud (1).
If driving gets too hard, soak the earth with water and try driving rod until eight feet of rod is in
the ground. If this does not work initially, continue soaking ground. If unable to get eight feet of
rod into the soil, then keep soil moist around the rod for the duration of the operation.
Drive ground rod (3) into ground with hammer. When ground rod (3) is six inches above ground, remove
driving stud (1).
Screw the next ground rod (3) into ground rod coupling (2). Screw driving stud (1) into ground rod coupling
Continue process until ground rod (3) is eight feet below earth's surface.
Install bare copper wire (5) in electrical clamp (4). Tighten electrical clamp (4).
Install bare copper wire (5) in lug (6) of generator marked GROUND.
Place lug terminal that comes on braided wire with ground rod in toolbox.