Questions about: grounding

It's not going to trip, because the contact resistance between the rod and the ground is too high, therefore the current will be low (Ohm's law). Despite what people may think, electricity is trying to find a way back to the source, not to the ground
Well it is the National Electrical Code that requires 25 Ohms or less. Notice the exception after #5. 250
I am renovating an old home(90 years) that my wife and I just purchased. The electrical system in the house is outdated - some of the outlets appear to be knob and tube but most are the brass and silver; forgive me if this is incorrect info, I honest
Most lamps have a two-prong plug. All the lamps in my house, even the ones with metal casings, have two-prong plugs. I don't think you have a safety problem
Tester101 nailed the question, so I'll cover another option. Depending on your situation, it is often possible to retrofit ground. Normally, wires in a circuit must be kept together for good reason
in a three prong 120V standard household outlet you have 3 prongs a flat prong on the left, (HOT or 120v relative to earth ground) typically wired with black blue or red in color a narrower flat prong on the right (NEUTRAL 0v relative to earth ground
Electric motors convert electrical energy into mechanical energy using conductors and magnetic fields. Motors require thermal protection to prevent damage due to.
The grounding conductor in an electrical system provides a safe path for fault currents to travel along. It's there to prevent electrocution. Let's say we have a toaster