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Re: [TowerTalk] OT: Propane Tank near lightning ground

To: "'Rick Bullon'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] OT: Propane Tank near lightning ground
From: "Gary Schafer" <>
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 23:25:39 -0400
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:towertalk-
>] On Behalf Of Rick Bullon
> Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2006 10:35 PM
> To:
> Subject: [TowerTalk] OT: Propane Tank near lightning ground
> Hello All
> I am building a new house here, the house is close to the tower and the
> propane tank will be real close to the ground rods.
>   Do I need to worry about the tank exploding if I get a lightning strike
> to
> the tower? The tank will be on a couple of large concrete flat blocks and
> not in contact will the ground.
> I feel the is a stupid question but I have to ask just so I can sleep in
> the
> new house at night
> 73
> Rick
> kc5ajx

The tank should be grounded to the lightning ground system. You don't want
any chance of an arc between the tank and the tower / ground system.

Gary  K4FMX


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