Questions tagged [lightning]

For questions about lightning protection such as lightning rod installation and electrical lightning protection.

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Reduce risk of harm from electric storm in hot tub in covered area

TL;DR we have a hot tub in a covered area outside and want to take measures to mitigate against harm to us or the electrics if a storm strikes us unawares. (We’d get straight out of course.) What ...
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The circuit breaker does not stay on after lightning!

After lightning, one of the circuit breakers does not stay on. The breaker is connected to 4 different sets of lights in living /dining room. All receptacle are working in that area (connected to ...
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Wall outlet in house are burnt in wall

Wall outlet in house are burnt in wall. How do I fix it?
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Wiring with source at the box

I am an avid DIY guy. I have tackled many projects in my new home of three years. Just recently installed a new dome light in the center of my son's bedroom. So here's my issue. Originally there was a ...
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Lightning surge protection advice

The surge from a nearby lightning strike has resulted in multiple fried electronic devices at our house. Damaged items include a cable modem, 2 cable set top boxes, a cable amplifier, a WiFi router, 2 ...
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How to protect sumbersible pump ‘pumpsaver’ device

I have a 600 ft well and submersible pump in a mountain home at 9500 ft elevation prone to lightning storms. I typically have to replace the ‘pump protector’ relay (i.e., protects pump from either ...
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Will a galvanized tin roof act as a ground for a magnetic rooftop antenna

I just installed a magnetic based antenna on my galvanized tin porch roof. Will the metal roof act as a ground for the antenna? I am unable to attach a ground block to the antenna cable, because the ...
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How to replace a light bulb in ceiling light

So I have those lights out of which most lightbulbs burned down, thus I want to replace them. Problem is that I have no idea how to get to them, tried to pull down the entire thing - but that just ...
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What steps to install a lightning rod on my 1 story home?

I have two chimneys, one of which sticks up much higher than the other and the rest of the house. Is installing a lightning rod as simple as attaching it to the taller chimney and running a suitably ...