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What is a Home Inspection?
Is this for lightning strikes?  XML
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Kris Svendsen
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I inspected a 1910 home and this twisted rod went from the ground at the left side of the house, onto the roof, across the ridge, down the other side and back into the ground. It was probably around 3/4" or so. It basically arched all the way over the home. My assumption is that it is to help lightning strikes travel around the home instead of into it. Anyone ever see something similar or have other thoughts?
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Kris Svendsen wrote:I inspected a 1910 home and this twisted rod went from the ground at the left side of the house, onto the roof, across the ridge, down the other side and back into the ground. It was probably around 3/4" or so. It basically arched all the way over the home. My assumption is that it is to help lightning strikes travel around the home instead of into it. Anyone ever see something similar or have other thoughts?


Yes, probably vertical copper rods on the roof peak too. Not sure how well it'll work, but they were common up here on older homes.

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I have seen many lightning protection systems, most on comm'l bldgs.

The only ones I see on SFRs are installed on very large and expensive houses, usu with tall roof peaks.

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