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Old 02-13-2015, 08:18 PM
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Default Lightning Rods Installed today by Triangle

Very happy with the job Triangle Lightning Protection did today installing Lighting Rods on our home.
We heard the the guys who do the power point presentation, and write the articles on lightning in the POA news, last month on our state being the Lightning Capitol of America, and were convinced it was the right thing to do.
I personally was struck by lightning when living in Ormond by the Sea Florida many years ago.
Triangle did a great job today they dug 2 holes to install grounding rods on the side and back, and replaced the soil, my landscaping cloth and the rocks, properly re-sloped the earth, and I cannot tell the ground was ever disturbed. They snapped a chalk line on the house, and after installing the cable used our hose, and sprayer, and promptly washed the chalk off. Bobby and his dad own the company.
They install the wiring so it can not be seen from the entryway of the home.
It took about 3 hours for the installation, and they will call to get the different companies to come out and flag your yard before hand.
They advertise $1195.00 for any home 2100 sq. ft. or less. We are happy with the price, and the peace of mind from a fully accredited company.
They hooked a cable to the DishNetWork dish as well.
In 20 or so years when we need new shingles, we just call Triangle, and they will come out before the shingles are replaced, measure the installation on our roof diagram it out, remove it, store the pieces and then will come back after the new roof is installed, and put your parts back on the roof for only the cost of labor.

In a closed thread LIGHTNING said: "For the best results use an installer that is UL listed and their workers have been qualified by exam by the Lightning Protection Institute. Do not be misled by a prospective vendor telling you they use UL listed components - this is not the same as the firm being UL listed. Those firms known to be working in this area are A-1 Lightning, Triangle Lightning, and Central Lightning."



I highly recommend Triangle their phone is 352-483-7020
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What kind of cable did they use to attach to the grounding rods and was it braided?
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Great idea we are in the lightening capital

I had mine done for $600 but $1195 is still fair.

Shocked more people here don't have them installed.

can you take pics of some of details?

Ps: it not required that the installer be UL listed and their workers have been qualified by exam by the Lightning Protection Institute.

In fact you can do it yourself for $400 in UL materiels
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Old 02-15-2015, 12:54 AM
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Aluminum on roof connecting to copper via a clamp that keeps them separated with stainless steel, and of course copper to copper grounding rod.
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Won't let me download many at a time, so here are more.
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What kind of cable did they use to attach to the grounding rods and was it braided?
Yes, It is braided copper.
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I don't like the way they just wrapped the cables around the gutters.

Mine are placed thru the gutters much nicer less noticeable install


also you said " today they dug 2 holes to install grounding rods on the side and back"

In the pics they are just pounding the rods in the ground the normal way it's always done what was dug up?
please explain
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We moved into a villa with lightening rods. When we first started looking for a house, we decided that the lightening rods were going to be the first purchase so were happy that this place already had them. However, I have heard several times from different people that they 'don't really work' and are a waste of money! During a lightening storm, I know I feel a bit safer! (even the Village salesperson said that same thing..)
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it always hard to prove a negative!

they work
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I don't like the way they just wrapped the cables around the gutters.

Mine are placed thru the gutters much nicer less noticeable install


also you said " today they dug 2 holes to install grounding rods on the side and back"

In the pics they are just pounding the rods in the ground the normal way it's always done what was dug up?
please explain
The grounding rods are recessed see photo of rod in hole.
We don't mind them being over the gutters, and are very happy with it.
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We moved into a villa with lightening rods. When we first started looking for a house, we decided that the lightening rods were going to be the first purchase so were happy that this place already had them. However, I have heard several times from different people that they 'don't really work' and are a waste of money! During a lightening storm, I know I feel a bit safer! (even the Village salesperson said that same thing..)
Check the past articles on lightning in the POA newsletter online.
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Any Villager considering installing a lightning protection system (lightning rods) or would like to be educated on the subject may wish to attend the Tuesday, March 17th Property Owners Association (POA) monthly meeting, 7 PM, at Laurel Manor. Representatives of Triangle Lightning will be making a presentation followed by Q&A. All residents are welcome and you do not need to be a POA member to attend.
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Interesting subject, does lighting travel from air to ground, ground to air or both? To the best of my knowledge, lighting will do what lighting wishes to do, its one of natures 900 lb gorillas. The net is a wonderful source of information, but always remember, vacuum salesmen sell vacuums. Do due diligence before writing a check. Effectiveness of lightning rods or do a google search on what you want to know. Good luck.
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Any Villager considering installing a lightning protection system (lightning rods) or would like to be educated on the subject may wish to attend the Tuesday, March 17th Property Owners Association (POA) monthly meeting, 7 PM, at Laurel Manor. Representatives of Triangle Lightning will be making a presentation followed by Q&A. All residents are welcome and you do not need to be a POA member to attend.
Wouldn't it be a better presentation if it wasn't made by a vendor but by an independent engineer or someone that has no skin in the game?
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Wouldn't it be a better presentation if it wasn't made by a vendor but by an independent engineer or someone that has no skin in the game?
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