Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
I have never heard of the UFER being used a a "ground rod". Basically, every building has a UFER, but every building also has a ground rod, or two, or a metallic water service line.
Well, a Ufer is a grounding electrode, not a ground rod.
Like I said, even with a non-metallic water entrance, with a Ufer NO other electrodes are required or needed.

It's all in the code.