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accepted Is this rotary hammer capable of driving a ground rod into hard soil?
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comment Is this rotary hammer capable of driving a ground rod into hard soil?
I've broken 4+ sledge hammers driving ground rods and also one of those manual drivers with handles on the side, which, despite being made from 1/4" steel, can only take so many whacks from a sledge. (Not to mention the resulting mushroomed top that has to be cut and ground smooth.) The amount of force required to drive a ground rod in hard soil is truly maddening. It will be nice to not have to deal with that crap again.
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comment Is this rotary hammer capable of driving a ground rod into hard soil?
Reading more carefully: "Then I put my 8' step ladder next to the ground rod and inserted the former chisel's shank into the 3" of rubber hose sticking out above the top of the ground rod, and pulled the trigger. Within a couple of minutes the ground rod was 7.5 feet into the ground." He is claiming that it drove the ground rod in 3 minutes. Very impressive for an SDS-Plus rotary hammer. I had my doubts, but I guess it can get the job done if he is to be believed.
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comment Is this rotary hammer capable of driving a ground rod into hard soil?
The second link is indeed an SDS-Plus rotary hammer (and it is weaker than the one that I've linked)! I wonder what he means by "two minutes after starting," however. If the "start point" was the previous picture where he shows the radiator hose attached, then it looks like it's going nowhere? If not, then 2 minutes is very good for a weak hammer to almost fully drive a ground rod, which can take two men 30 minutes and a lot of sweat in hard soil.
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comment Is this rotary hammer capable of driving a ground rod into hard soil?
The rotary hammer in that video is an SDS-Max model (10 joules of impact energy), not SDS Plus (2.9 in the case of the linked model.) There are roughly 10 such videos, but none of them feature an SDS Plus drill. :(
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comment What is a GFI outlet used for, and where should I install them?
This answer gets an A. The only improvement that I think could be made would be to note that there are two types of GFCI: one for personnel (the one you commonly hear about; extremely sensitive) and one that is less sensitive... and that there is also something called an AFCI breaker, which opens the circuit if arcs caused by loose connections are detected.
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accepted How can I soundproof an interior door?
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comment How can I soundproof an interior door?
I guess it definitely makes sense that they have some sort of support behind the veneer, else they would be exceptionally flimsy. Well dang. I was hoping to remedy the issue with $10 and a little elbow grease. So much for that idea.
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revised How can I soundproof an interior door?
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