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Lightning Strikes and Electrical System Protection

I have had lightning strikes that have blown out sections of the PVC conduit, What can I can do to prevent lightning damage.


Electrical Protection Against Lightning Strikes

Electrical Question: I have had two underground PVC conduit runs going 120′ from inside the house to a boat house on a salt water canal.

Background: Dana, a Homeowner from Lynn Haven, FL.
Additional Comments: Enjoyed articles I saw while researching my issue.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Dana.

Electrical Damage from Lightning Strikes

Lightning strikes can cause a lot of serious problems with electrical wiring and the electrical components. When a home has been struck by lightening and the electrical systems are not working right it is advisable that the electrical power should be turned off.

Contact a qualified electrical contractor who can perform visual inspections and electrical tests to identify and make the necessary repairs as needed.

Consider the following items that could help prevent future damage from lightning strikes.

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