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    Free Lightning Protection advice

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    Any questions re Sai lo Fa (lightning rod) install. Ask away
    Jack

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    I know of a few guys that may be up your alley. Generally alll that is required is a copper shaft. Three or four feet under. Then thai off to it. It may save your life.

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    ^^
    I'm confused.

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    I guess I should have been more clear. Im offering free advice.
    Im retired now. Had a registered Thai company in Bangkok for 7 years doing Lightning protection, grounding and surge protection for Thai gov, US embassy, Toyota, many homes in LOS.
    So if you need to know how Im quite and expert. Was a licensed electrical contractor i California for 35 years......

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    Quote Originally Posted by panthira View Post
    So if you need to know how Im quite and expert. Was a licensed electrical contractor i California for 35 years......
    Thank you for that update. For my house I have a whole house surge protector but I've read that even these don't protect you from a direct lightning strike. Is that correct?

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    What's the easiest way to protect the compute from cutouts, and would this include surges?

    I do backups every couple of weeks, but a few months ago it still cost me a bundle to recover the most recent lost data files.

    tia

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    #1. You must have a proper ground at you panel . # 16mm2 for 100 amp or less pael. # 25mm2 for 200 amp.
    Connected to neutral and ground buss only at main panel. Must be seperated at sub panel.
    #2 ground rod 2m min 3 is better copper clad steel. connected with a brass ground clamp. Any plugs with a ground pin must be connected to ground buss.
    #3. main panel surge protector must be suplemented by a good surge protector power strip at each sensitive electronic componet. with a grounded plug.
    The cheap Thai/ Chinese ones are pretty bad..very cheap movs with inferior coils. Stabil is the only Thai brand I recomend. Or go Euro/ us made.
    #4 Do you need lightning protection?
    are you the tallest building in the area? Have you already been hit?
    On a computer/modem or any internet connected device you will need a surge protector on the data line. If fibre no.

    I can help you design a system for your house if you like.

    Dont use Aluminum wire or strike points.Copper is far superior

    There is so much info to cover..I would need more details and a photo of your place.

    If condo or apt 7 stories or higher Thai law requires owner to provide system.
    Cheers
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    Don't take shelter under a tree.

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    Buy a ups with good surge protection. Follow advice given above. If you are getting a shock when youre bare foot and touching metal on computer. You have a faulty ground.
    Look at Stabil website in Thailand alot of great info.

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    Yes and stay away from golf courses during a storm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Don't take shelter under a tree.
    So, when you hear it thunder, don't run under a tree
    There'll be pennies from heaven for you and me

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    That is what I like about TD. Always folks trying to keep it real. Don't loose that. Don't loose the UPS. They send you packages an stuff.

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    Seriously find a guy. Not sure mine is in your area






    dudes work for us.

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    uninterrupted power supply (battery back up with surge protection)

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    How to get a lightning rod?
    They seem to be rare in the villages. And rural Thais don't want them, even they know what it is.

    How to get a lightning rod in a village?
    I rather not DIY, I would have no idea how to do it anyway.

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    how to get a lightning rod?
    i prefer nit diy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Thank you for that update. For my house I have a whole house surge protector but I've read that even these don't protect you from a direct lightning strike. Is that correct?
    Yes, you are right. The lightning surges are in some cases unpredictable, despite any possible protection...

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