Lightning Protection ?

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Post Thu. Jul. 19, 2012 6:13 pm

Bruce, before I would do anything, I would check with my insurance co. & see what thier specs would be for a system as far as them covering this ACT of GOD. I know you are looking into this for projected personal safety, I would just be curious as to what the insurance co rip offs have to say???
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Post Fri. Jul. 20, 2012 4:41 am

That's a good point Fred, I would certainly do that. A lot of good info has been brought to light, thanks all.
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Post Fri. Jul. 20, 2012 1:43 pm

Lightning protection has been largely discounted and ignored by modern day people. The web is full of good information especially when sourced from IEEE / IAEI or utility company. The best methods of protection for the average person are a whole house surge protection system installed at the electrical meter and upgrading your copper ground wire to AWG # 2 and increasing the thickness of the copper-clad steel ground rod from the standard 5/8" to a 3/4" solid-copper rod.

Bottomline: The best way to protect from lightning damage is to give it exactly what it is seeking.....a very low resistance path to earth ground.
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Post Fri. Jul. 20, 2012 3:28 pm

Damn, good point EW&F--that makes 3 ground rods I have---YES, one off the meter. :doh: toothy
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