When I had our service changed to undergrund the linemen told me they have
more problems with underground service feeds than the overhead due to
Roger Halstead (K8RI, EN73 & ARRL Life Member)
N833R, World's Oldest Debonair (S# CD-2)
> Two comments from experience. Underground utilities are NOT a guarantee. I
> lost a computer and a phone to a hit that was to phone equipment over a
> mile away, with underground service to my house over that distance.
> When I was on the local water board, I learned that most waterline repairs
> are to fix lightning damage to underground plastic pipes. This came home
> me in 1990 when a hit in my yard, punched two holes in a plastic water
> At 04:37 PM 8/4/2004 -0400, K4FJ@aol.com wrote:
> >I have a couple questions regarding lightning protection, but I don't
> >to begin a thread from hell as we have recently seen on several other
> >subjects. Please REPLY DIRECTLY and I will post a summary.
> >I have a device installed to provide Whole House protection at the
> >I receive TV via a small dish on the roof. Is there a real need for
> >protection for that? The dish is well below the highest roof line.
> >I need to tie my antenna/shack ground to the electric ground. I am now
> >aware that the connection should be made around the house instead of
> >through the
> >basement--the shack is in my basement. Is #4 bare copper sufficient for
> >or do I need a copper strip a few inches wide? Part of the trip around
> >house is under my deck. Can I run the wire/strip on the ground vice a
> >burial? I can do a very shallow burial if needed, but I doubt that adds
> >to the grounding. Obviously, no ground rods will be in the area under
> >deck and that distance under the deck is about 50 feet.
> >All of my utilities are underground and the nearest above ground
> >is about 1/2 mile. Is it still advisable to provide inline
> >modem protection?
> >I have lost one modem but it is not clear why because we had no storm
> >that period. I don't mind doing the protection but I feel I am putting
> >another hump in the line and my dial-up internet connection is already
> >Your thoughts are appreciated.
> >73, Steve, K4FJ
> >See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> >Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with
> >any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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> Bill Aycock - W4BSG
> Woodville, Alabama
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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