Residential Lightning Rod Installation
All Materials Meet or Exceed UL 96/96A, NFPA 780 and LPI 175/177 Requirements
- Minimum of two ground rods at least 10 feet deep
- Down conductors
- Air terminals spaced 20 feet apart along ridges and within two feet of ridge ends
- Roof projections such as weather vanes or ornamental points connected to system
- Air terminals located within two feet of outside corners of chimney
- Antenna mast connected to roof conductor
- Surge arrestor installed at electrical service panel to protect appliances
- Transient voltage surge suppressors installed in receptacles to which electronic equipment are connected
Material We Use On Residential Homes
Copper conductors: 1/2″ diameter braided cable consisting of 32 strands of 17 gauge copper wire.
Aluminum conductors: 5/8″ diameter braided cable consisting of 26 strands of 14 gauge aluminum wire.
Air Terminal Rods
Copper sizes range from 3/8″ x 10″ to 1/2″ x 24″
Aluminum sizes range from 1/2″ x 10″ to 5/8″ x 24″
Rods over 24″ are available to order with a required brace.
Copper ground rods ranging from 1/2″ x 8′ to 3/4″ x 10′
These devices are installed on electric service panels to prevent dangerous high voltage from entering a structure through the incoming wires. The arrestor works as a filter to defray incoming voltage, thus preventing a lightning-induced electrical fire or explosion.
These are installed between the appliance, electronic equipment or computer and the electrical outlet to provide point-of-entry surge suppression from lightning induced power surges. Structures which contain sensitive electronic equipment may require a series of individual surge suppressors. Surge suppressors are not a required component of UL approved lightning protection system and can be implemented with the lightning protection system at the owner’s discretion or per installer’s recommendations.
Ornate points are available in a variety of selections to enhance the appearance of traditional lightning rods of a structure.