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4 COMPONENTS TO PROTECT RESIDENTIAL HOMES FROM LIGHTNING DAMAGE Energy Control Systems


1. Air Terminals Place air terminals on all roof projections, like chimneys. Extend terminals at least 10 inches above the roof-line.

Brace any air terminal greater than 24 inches in height. Install air terminals within two feet of a roof ridge or within two feet of outside edges or corners on flat roofs.


2. Interconnecting Conductors Install down conductors from the roof to the ground level at opposite ends of the home. No less than two conductors should be installed. Remember that there must be at least two conductor paths that lead to the ground from each air terminal. Bond metallic rooftop objects like gutters or vents to the conductor system.


3. Electrical Equipment Protection While direct lightning strikes to the exterior of a home can be the most catastrophic, damage to electrical equipment is also possible. Even a strike that is several hundred feet away can trigger a power surge to electric or telephone lines, or other incoming conductive lines like cable TV or satellite dishes.


4. Grounding System Ground electrodes should be at least one-half inch in diameter by eight-feet long. Copper-bonded electrodes are recommended. Grounding systems should be interconnected using the same size conductor. Interconnecting bonds are required for all underground metallic-piping systems, like water or gas pipes, within 25 feet of the home.


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Since 1987 Energy Control Systems has been at the forefront of the power quality industry, here in the USA and in more than 40 other countri...