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  • Ground rods into rock

    2016-5-1u2002·u2002Inserting them some distance into the rock should be possible, but I don't know if it's worth it. By the way, you should see the ground rod that was installed when the house was built in 1992. It's a joke. I dug it up and found a 12' length of rod laying horizontally under a few inches of dirt.

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  • Ground Rods in Rocky Areas - S-Meter

    Ground Rods in Rocky Areas May 11th Fact-of-the-Day. I t is practically impossible to drive a ground rod in some mountainous areas of the western United States and in certain other parts of the world without rock drilling equipment or dynamite. In some areas it is not just a matter of breaking or pushing a few rocks to the side as a ground rod is driven, because there is a thick, solid layer ...

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  • ground rod in solid rock - Fine Homebuilding

    2010-2-9u2002·u20022. Create a Ufer ground (concrete-encased electrode). Either 20 feet of 1/2' (or bigger) rebar, or 20 feet of #4 solid bare copper wire in concrete with rebar or wire 2-4 inches off the bottom of the footing. The concrete sits on the rock. It'd be ideal if the rebar or #4 wire could go into the building footing.

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  • Grounding in area that is on rock ledge. And a couple ...

    2013-5-3u2002·u2002388 Posts. #2 · May 3, 2013 (Edited) 1st step... try to pound rods vertically. 2nd step try to pound rods at 45 degree angle. 3rd step see if you can put rods horizontally in a 2 1/2' deep trench. 4th step call some one to drill the rock, *insert ground rod* and back fill with cement. Personally i usually just skip to step #4 (but that is ...

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  • Ground Rods: What are they? And how do they protect

    2021-1-18u2002·u2002A visual check of grounding can be done by inspecting the wire that connects the electrical panel near the meter to the ground rod. Typically, this is a copper wire about 1/4″ in diameter and can be seen going down into the soil.

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  • electrical - How can I install a grounding rod with ...

    2017-6-24u2002·u2002These are grounding rods with carbide tips to be driven in with a hammer drill, just like drilling for oil☺. Or you could use grounding plates that are buried 2x2 plates of copper. Oh and personally I have a ground rod at each corner of the house all tied into the electrical supply.

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  • How to Install Ground Rods: 10 Steps (with Pictures) -

    2021-6-8u2002·u20023. Drive the rod into the ground. Using your hammer, drill, or driving tool, gradually drive the rod vertically into the ground. You need to drive your rod all the way into the ground. The electrical code states that it must have 8 feet (2.4 m) of contact with the ground, so you need to drive it all the way down.

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  • Ground Rod Installation

    2012-1-6u2002·u2002250.53(G) Rod and Pipe Electrodes. The electrode shall be in-stalled such that at least 2.44 m (8 ft) of length is in contact with the soil. It shall be driven to a depth of not less than 2.44 m (8 ft) except that, where rock bottom is encoun-tered, the electrode shall be driven at an oblique angle not to exceed 45 degrees from the vertical or, where rock bot-tom is encountered at an angle up ...

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  • The Pros and Cons of 4 Common Ground Rod Materials

    2018-9-18u2002·u2002When it comes to selecting a ground rod, engineers must avoid a one-size-fits-all approach. Different factors—material, soil resistivity, location, facility type, size, among others—play into the overall efficiency and service life of both the ground rod and overall grounding system.Below we provide key considerations for ground material selection and then compare the …

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  • Ground Rod in Ledge Rock - DoItYourself.com Community Forums

    2006-11-2u2002·u2002Catch each ground rod with the grounding conductor from the ground bar in the subpanel. Use acorn ground rod clamps. You can also build a ground ring using appropriate #2 bare copper wire that encircles the barn 30' deep but this could be rather expensive.

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  • Types of Electrodes - E&S Grounding

    2021-9-14u2002·u2002Grounding plates are typically placed under poles or supplementing counterpoises. As shown, grounding plates should be buried at least 30 inches below grade level. While the surface area of grounding plates is greatly increased over that of a driven rod, the zone of influence is relatively small as shown in 'B'.

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  • Grounding Basics

    2021-9-20u2002·u2002Generally, by doubling the length of the ground electrode you can reduce the resistance level by an additional 40 %. There are occasions where it is physically impossible to drive ground rods deeper—areas that are composed of rock, granite, etc. In these instances, alternative methods including grounding cement are viable.

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  • rods on rock

    2010-4-20u2002·u2002250.53(G) Rod and Pipe Electrodes. The electrode shall be installed such that at least 2.44 m (8 ft) of length is in contact with the soil. It shall be driven to a depth of not less than 2.44 m (8 ft) except that, where rock bottom is encountered, the electrode shall be driven at an oblique angle not to exceed 45 degrees from the vertical or, where rock bottom is encountered at an …

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  • Rod Stewart Albums Ranked – Return of Rock

    2020-6-21u2002·u200210. Out of Order (1988) 'This was more like it Rod! After three pretty dreadful albums in 'Body Wishes', 'Camouflage' and 'Every Beat Of My Heart', Rod Stewart dispensed with quite a lot of the synthesized backing and went back to what he did much better – full-on guitar-driven rock. This is a good rock album, on the whole.

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  • horizontal ground rods ???

    2012-10-15u2002·u2002It is practically impossible to drive a ground rod in some mountainous areas of the western United States and in certain other parts of the world without rock drilling equipment or dynamite. In some areas it is not just a matter of breaking or pushing a few rocks to the side as a ground rod is driven, because there is a thick, solid layer of ...

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  • Pounding in Ground Rods: Hard Way Easy Way

    2016-4-23u2002·u2002Today was ground rod day. These are part of my grounding solution at home. I put in two: one the hard way and the other the easy way. Our soil is hard. In the summer the clay and rocks on which our house sits are like concrete. Winter rains loosen it up. A bit. Here's what I learned today. Hard Way Dig 6' hole to allow complete burial of completed ground rod, clamp …

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  • Grounding rod? - Home

    2013-4-28u2002·u2002A house grounding rod is not necessarily required in every house in Australia. The earthing system required is set by the Supply Authority of the area (although the fact that your house did have a grounding rod tends to strongly suggest that they are required in your area). User #58394 3370 posts.

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  • Grounding a substation located on a bedrock - Electric ...

    2007-6-15u2002·u2002A good grounding design starts with soil resivity data, gathered from testing done on site. For example; while bedrock usually has a large value of resistivity, there may be a water table or some other feature of the soil or the bedrock which could improve your grounding …

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  • Ground rods into rock

    2016-5-1u2002·u2002Inserting them some distance into the rock should be possible, but I don't know if it's worth it. By the way, you should see the ground rod that was installed when the house was built in 1992. It's a joke. I dug it up and found a 12' length of rod laying horizontally under a few inches of dirt.

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  • Ground Rods in Rocky Areas - S-Meter

    Ground Rods in Rocky Areas May 11th Fact-of-the-Day. I t is practically impossible to drive a ground rod in some mountainous areas of the western United States and in certain other parts of the world without rock drilling equipment or dynamite. In some areas it is not just a matter of breaking or pushing a few rocks to the side as a ground rod is driven, because there is a thick, solid layer ...

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  • Electrical Earthing Design Solutions in Rock and problem

    2021-8-26u2002·u2002Low-Impedance Electrical Earthing Grounding for problem soils including rock. When facing a problem like electrical earthing in rock or design with problem geology. We have a solution that we feel will make your life easier when designing & dealing with High Voltage & Low Voltage electrical earthing system or grounding systems design compliance.

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  • ground rod in solid rock - Fine Homebuilding

    2010-2-9u2002·u20022. Create a Ufer ground (concrete-encased electrode). Either 20 feet of 1/2' (or bigger) rebar, or 20 feet of #4 solid bare copper wire in concrete with rebar or wire 2-4 inches off the bottom of the footing. The concrete sits on the rock. It'd be ideal if the rebar or #4 wire could go into the building footing.

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  • Grounding in area that is on rock ledge. And a couple ...

    2013-5-3u2002·u2002388 Posts. #2 · May 3, 2013 (Edited) 1st step... try to pound rods vertically. 2nd step try to pound rods at 45 degree angle. 3rd step see if you can put rods horizontally in a 2 1/2' deep trench. 4th step call some one to drill the rock, *insert ground rod* and back fill with cement. Personally i usually just skip to step #4 (but that is ...

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  • Ground Rods: What are they? And how do they protect

    2021-1-18u2002·u2002A visual check of grounding can be done by inspecting the wire that connects the electrical panel near the meter to the ground rod. Typically, this is a copper wire about 1/4″ in diameter and can be seen going down into the soil.

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  • electrical - How can I install a grounding rod with ...

    2017-6-24u2002·u2002These are grounding rods with carbide tips to be driven in with a hammer drill, just like drilling for oil☺. Or you could use grounding plates that are buried 2x2 plates of copper. Oh and personally I have a ground rod at each corner of the house all tied into the electrical supply.

    Get Price
  • How to Install Ground Rods: 10 Steps (with Pictures) -

    2021-6-8u2002·u20023. Drive the rod into the ground. Using your hammer, drill, or driving tool, gradually drive the rod vertically into the ground. You need to drive your rod all the way into the ground. The electrical code states that it must have 8 feet (2.4 m) of contact with the ground, so you need to drive it all the way down.

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  • Ground Rod Installation

    2012-1-6u2002·u2002250.53(G) Rod and Pipe Electrodes. The electrode shall be in-stalled such that at least 2.44 m (8 ft) of length is in contact with the soil. It shall be driven to a depth of not less than 2.44 m (8 ft) except that, where rock bottom is encoun-tered, the electrode shall be driven at an oblique angle not to exceed 45 degrees from the vertical or, where rock bot-tom is encountered at an angle up ...

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  • The Best Bassists Of All Time Ranked – Return of Rock

    2020-6-14u2002·u2002The quietest of the quiet ones, Bill Wyman may invariably be the last guy you noticed in The Rolling Stones, but he was the consummate bassist in the sense that he knew how to support the songs without getting in the way.Without any flashy solos, Wyman remains underrated, but listen to any of the basslines on 'Shattered' or '19th Nervous Breakdown' and tell us you haven't missed him ...

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  • The Pros and Cons of 4 Common Ground Rod Materials

    2018-9-18u2002·u2002When it comes to selecting a ground rod, engineers must avoid a one-size-fits-all approach. Different factors—material, soil resistivity, location, facility type, size, among others—play into the overall efficiency and service life of both the ground rod and overall grounding system.Below we provide key considerations for ground material selection and then compare the most common types.

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  • Earthing and Grounding Installation In Electrical Circuits

    2021-8-14u2002·u2002To earth electrical circuits we use an earthing or grounding rod to send them to earth. An earthing rod (elektrode bumi in Indonesian) is a copper rod, usually about 10 millimetres diameter that is pushed deep into the ground where it can safely release the electrons. The rod needs to be about 4 metres long and should be pushed into solid earth.

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  • horizontal ground rods ???

    2012-10-15u2002·u2002It is practically impossible to drive a ground rod in some mountainous areas of the western United States and in certain other parts of the world without rock drilling equipment or dynamite. In some areas it is not just a matter of breaking or pushing a few rocks to the side as a ground rod is driven, because there is a thick, solid layer of ...

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  • Rod Stewart Albums Ranked – Return of Rock

    2020-6-21u2002·u200210. Out of Order (1988) 'This was more like it Rod! After three pretty dreadful albums in 'Body Wishes', 'Camouflage' and 'Every Beat Of My Heart', Rod Stewart dispensed with quite a lot of the synthesized backing and went back to what he did much better – full-on guitar-driven rock. This is a good rock album, on the whole.

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  • excavating and found ... ?grounding rod? - Fine

    2005-5-13u2002·u2002Current code requires the use of a grounding rod in many/most cases, in addition to using water pipes. It has been found that a single ground connection is unreliable, so a 'grounding system' of 2-3 elements is now required. But your system was probably put together before this requirement.

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  • Grounding Rod Necessary

    2020-3-29u2002·u2002Let's say you pound a rod along side the foundation of the building on the right side of the house. You could then pound a second rod 10' out from the foundation, still on the right side, and connect the two rods via a solid copper wire. Your above ground grounding wire gets attached to the nearest ground rod …

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  • Ground rods required? - Electrical Inspections ...

    2016-10-15u2002·u2002Detached garage has a 4-wire feed to a 100-amp sub-panel. Would this set up require ground rods? I thought that it would but an electrician and electrical inspector said no. He said if it were a 3-wire feed ground rods would be required. It was my understanding that this would provide lightning protection for the structure. If it does not require ground rods why not?

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  • horizontally layed ground rods.

    2007-10-25u2002·u20022.44 m (8 ft) except that, where rock bottom is encountered, . . electrode shall be driven at an oblique angle not to . exceed 45 degrees from the vertical or, where rock bottom. is encountered at an angle up to 45 degrees, the electrode. shall be permitted …

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  • Grounding rod? - Home

    2013-4-28u2002·u2002A house grounding rod is not necessarily required in every house in Australia. The earthing system required is set by the Supply Authority of the area (although the fact that your house did have a grounding rod tends to strongly suggest that they are required in your area). User #58394 3370 posts.

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  • electrical - Is it okay to drill a ground rod through ...

    2021-8-4u2002·u2002I could use a 10' rod could mitigate the 8' soil contact rule in case there is a safety issue. Just a side note: the electrical work of the entire house needs to be redone, and the electrician may end up grounding to this rod in the future as it is right next to the meter. –

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  • RECOMMENDED EARTH GROUNDING SPECIFICATIONS

    2018-3-1u2002·u2002Use grounding electrodes that are UL listed or manufactured to meet the minimum requirements of Article 250-52 of the 2002 edition of the NEC. At the very minimum, the grounding circuit will include a copper clad steel ground rod, a solid copper ground plate and 100 pounds of PowerSet earth contact material, as defined below and per the

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  • How to insert grounding electrode ground rod in tuff rock ...

    2018-12-4u2002·u2002If say the soil (from bore test) is only in the top 1.5 meter portion, and below it 1.5 meters all the way down is tuff rock. How do you insert the 3 meter long electrode into the tuff rock? And how good does tuff rock conduct electricity compared to soil? Tuff rock is volcanic rock like this:

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  • Residential Electrical Service Grounding ... - The Spruce

    2021-6-7u2002·u2002The grounding rod that connects the home grounding system into the earth is a long metal rod, usually copper bonded to steel, galvanized iron, or stainless steel. Ground rods come in both 8-foot and 10-foot lengths, with 8-foot being the most common size used in residential installations.

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  • ground1.com - Ground Rod Installation

    2021-4-25u2002·u2002Rod may be installed indoors or outdoors. Rod needs to be situated to allow breather holes at the top of the rod to remain clear to the surrounding atmosphere. Rod should be located as near to the Isolation transformer as possible. Rod should have a minimum of 5' clear space around it.

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  • Driving 8ft, 5/8' ground rods into rocky soil, Milwaukee ...

    2021-9-25u2002·u2002The geology around and under my QTH is a nightmare to penetrate when grounding. My resistance readings to earth were way off so I started poking around I discovered that my panel/service ground rod was only 3 ft long! Who ever did the deed gave up on penetrating the ancient sea bed strata here and just cut it flush in the 1950's

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  • horizontally layed ground rods.

    2007-10-25u2002·u20022.44 m (8 ft) except that, where rock bottom is encountered, . . electrode shall be driven at an oblique angle not to . exceed 45 degrees from the vertical or, where rock bottom. is encountered at an angle up to 45 degrees, the electrode. shall be permitted …

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  • How physically is a 10 foot copper grounding rod inserted ...

    2003-9-29u2002·u2002How physically is a 10 foot copper grounding rod inserted into the ground, considering rocks etc? Answer by r3: ... If you can't do it with these methods, you probably can't get a ground there anyway - really hard rock holds water poorly and thus makes a bad ground medium. A steel well casing makes a super good ground, incidentally. Answer by RIck:

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  • Section 26 05 26 - GROUNDING AND BONDING FOR

    2011-9-26u2002·u2002C. Where rock prevents the driving of vertical ground rods, install angled ground rods or grounding electrodes in horizontal trenches to achieve the specified resistance. //3.11 GROUNDING FOR RF/EMI CONTROL. A. Install bonding jumpers to bond all conduit, cable trays, sleeves and equipment for low voltage signaling and data communications circuits.

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  • $28.95 U.S. Practical Guide To Electrical Grounding

    2018-10-10u2002·u2002lation of grounding systems requires knowledge of soil characteristics, grounding conductor materials and compositions and grounding connections and terminations. A complete guide to proper grounding is often part of national and international standards. For example, IEEE Std 80, Guide for Safety in AC Substation Grounding, is a

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  • Electrical Code for New Construction and Ground Rods

    New Construction and Ground Rods [ad#block] What is the current code for ground rods on new construction? It use to be a ground rod outside the home; Now I here its a rod driven in the footing? Thanks. This electrical question came from: Charles, a Homeowner from Chesterfield, VA

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    Grounding and Bonding Mechanical Connectors/Clamps Mechanical Connectors and Terminals

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  • How to insert grounding electrode ground rod in tuff rock ...

    2018-12-4u2002·u2002If say the soil (from bore test) is only in the top 1.5 meter portion, and below it 1.5 meters all the way down is tuff rock. How do you insert the 3 meter long electrode into the tuff rock? And how good does tuff rock conduct electricity compared to soil? Tuff rock is volcanic rock like this:

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  • MSHA METAL/NONMETAL ELECTRICAL GROUNDING

    2014-7-18u2002·u2002When he removed the grounding conductor from the ground rod an arcing action developed at his arms and hands causing serious burns to both hands and left arm. The investigation revealed that the voltage potential between the grounding conductor and the ground rod had been 1200 volts. This condition was brought about by a blown fuse in one of ...

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  • Section 26 05 26 - GROUNDING AND BONDING FOR

    2011-9-26u2002·u2002C. Where rock prevents the driving of vertical ground rods, install angled ground rods or grounding electrodes in horizontal trenches to achieve the specified resistance. //3.11 GROUNDING FOR RF/EMI CONTROL. A. Install bonding jumpers to bond all conduit, cable trays, sleeves and equipment for low voltage signaling and data communications circuits.

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  • Grounding & Bonding — Why it is done And How to

    2020-9-3u2002·u2002Grounding & Bonding 1 Grounding & Bonding — Why it is done And How to Install Properly The technical information provided herein is to assist qualifi ed persons in planning and installing electric service to farms and residences. Qualifi ed person is defi ned in Article

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  • $28.95 U.S. Practical Guide To Electrical Grounding

    2018-10-10u2002·u2002lation of grounding systems requires knowledge of soil characteristics, grounding conductor materials and compositions and grounding connections and terminations. A complete guide to proper grounding is often part of national and international standards. For example, IEEE Std 80, Guide for Safety in AC Substation Grounding, is a

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  • Grounding rod? - Home

    2013-4-28u2002·u2002A house grounding rod is not necessarily required in every house in Australia. The earthing system required is set by the Supply Authority of the area (although the fact that your house did have a grounding rod tends to strongly suggest that they are required in your area). User #58394 3370 posts.

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  • Installing Ground Rods the Easy Way. - Roger Halstead

    2008-1-20u2002·u2002The ground rod is about 6 inches in front of the landscape edging and a foot to the right of the tower leg.. The grounding plate for the PolyPhasers (TM). Note the #2 copper cable at the right rear. This cable is bonded to one of the tower legs. along with five, eight foot ground rods. I'd have preferred to have located the bulkhead outside ...

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  • Best Ground Rod Driver Tool?

    2011-10-23u2002·u2002Hilti TE905AVR w/ground rod kit. I got called by another EC just to drive two ground rods they couldn't get into the ground. I had 'em in within 2 minutes of arrival. One of the guys said, 'If I hadn't seen that with my own eyes, I never would have believed it.

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    2021-7-28u2002·u2002The Rod Ryan Show THE ROCK! All of Dwayne Johnson's Movies Ranked from Best to Worst Jul 28, 2021. With 'Jungle Cruise' coming out on Friday, someone at TheWrap.com ranked DWAYNE JOHNSONS's movies from BEST to WORST. Here's the list: 1.

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