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Old 08-05-2019, 11:05 PM   #21
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Here you go. Come up with a lightning arrestor for a toilet.

Can you imagine sitting on that toilet when it does that? Wow.

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Old 08-05-2019, 11:22 PM   #22
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Unfortunately, most of the yard decorations came through unscathed.
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The most important thing would be to pack it up and go inside. It destroyed two transformers a few feet away, and you decided to keep working
Maybe inside is not all that safe either

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Old 08-06-2019, 04:39 PM   #24
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I guess my thinking is" lightning does not strike twice in the same place at a close interval"
Thanks for the input guys, i will look at the insurance thing and suppressors too
My house was hit twice, once just hit other time it caught the house on fire.

The picture shows the table in the basement, all four legs of the table looked like that. It was the step voltage shorting out by the table.
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Maybe inside is not all that safe either

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Oh, well, nevermind then. You should climb a tall tree next time a lightning storm comes along.
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I finally found what insurance Florida Power and Light is offering around here.
$9.95 per month for the appliance or $9.95 for electronics or 14.95 for both+tax
Thats $180 per year.
I find that to be too expensive. The only damage done to my house in all my life was about what they charge for a year.
I will look for individual surge protectors and Ill take my chance
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