Choose a location on the exterior of the home to install the grounding rods. This is ideally on the same side of the house as the electrical panel. It should also be in a location that minimizes the chances of the rods being mechanically damaged by vehicles or lawnmowers.
Hold the first rod in a vertical position in the location you wish to install it. Drive the rod into the ground with the grounding rod driver. Leave 2 to 3 inches of rod exposed above the ground to make the electrical connection.
Measure 8 feet from the first rod with a measuring tape. Drive the second rod into this location using the grounding rod driver.
Loosen the screws on the copper rod clamps and wrap them around the top of the grounding rods. Tighten the screws down to secure them to the rods.
Loosen both wire terminals on the copper clamps. Run the grounding wire between the two rods in series.
Place the wire in the terminals and tighten them down.