Message modified by board administrator April 4, 2010, 6:22:53
I know I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed but while looking for either single outlet lightning/surge protectors for the neighbor, I came across a link to household lightning arrestor systems. It's been a while since I went through the classes but some fairly important things I specifically remember are:
1- Never anchor a rod or ground lead to anything combustible.
2- Never make short radius bends and especially never make a tight 90° bend.
3- Never put a standoff or anchor on any bend.
4- Never alloy a rod or ground lead to come within 36" of a utility conductor.
5- Never allow an exterior device or lead to penetrate a structure.
6- Always use insulated arc-breaker standoffs providing a minimum of 10" clear-gap to combustibles.
With the above in mind, take a look at the pic's in the link below. When you get done with that, I'd like opinions/suggestions on either single outlet plug & play and/or whole house units to attach to the utility supply only.
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