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Galvan Copper Plated and Hot Dip Galvanized Pigtail Ground Rods Meet RUS Requirements


   HARRISBURG, N.C.- Galvan Electrical offers copper-plated and hot dip galvanized pigtail ground rods in a wide variety of lengths and diameters.  Buyers can also specify wire type, gage and length.  No matter what the specifications, Galvan pigtail ground rods are always made to the highest quality standards.

   Galvan’s hot dip galvanized rods offer outstanding corrosion resistance.  High-strength steel is immersed in molten zinc forming a rust-proof barrier with a minimum zinc thickness of 3.9 mil, per ASTM A-123.  Hot dip galvanized ground rods from Galvan meet NEMA and ANSI C135.30 requirements.

   Galvan manufactures copper-plated rods under a unique patented process (U.S. Patent #6,527,934) that applies a heavy, uniform coating of copper metallurgically bonded to a rigid steel core. UL/RUS models have 13-mil minimum of copper.

   In manufacturing its "RUS Accepted" pigtail rods, Galvan factory-welds the conductor near the top of the rod, creating a permanent, corrosion-free bond without the use of a mechanical connector. This simplifies installation and eliminates problems caused by clamps loosening over time.

   Galvan offers hot dip galvanized rods in lengths from 5 to 10 feet and copper plated rods in length from 5 to 15 feet.  Both types of rods come in diameters from ½ to 1 inch.

   In addition to copper-plated and galvanized ground rods, Galvan Industries is also a major manufacturer of stainless steel ground rods, plus grounding 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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