Can a grounding electrode conductor be spliced?
Consequently, can a ground wire be spliced?
An EQUIPMENT GROUND can be spliced using a wire nut, as can a grounded or ungrounded conductor. The GROUNDING ELECTRODE CONDUCTOR shall not be spliced except as noted in JT's post above. An EQUIPMENT GROUND can be spliced using a wire nut, as can a grounded or ungrounded conductor.
Keeping this in consideration, can you put a splice or joint in a grounding conductor?
As per 250.64(C), "Grounding electrode conductor(s) shall be installed in one continuous length without a splice or joint except as permitted in (1) and (2): "(1) Splicing shall be permitted only by irreversible compression-type connectors listed as grounding and bonding equipment or by the exothermic welding process.
of earth. (B) Grounding Electrode Conductor Protection. Where exposed, grounding electrode conductors sized 8 AWG and smaller must be installed in rigid metal conduit, intermediate metal conduit, rigid nonmetallic conduit, or electrical metallic tubing.