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Stuart Sweet said:
Exactly. My dish went ungrounded for 4 years. Luckily it wasn't the tallest thing on the roof (the aerial is, and it's grounded)
uh.....that ground is NOT for lightning strikes, dont know why everyone thinks that.....its for static discharge only due to clouds and other weather related activity, ground wire WAY too small for lightning.

Go ahead if you think you are right, put a HUGE ground wire on that baby directly to ground, i for sure you that lightning WILL strike it then, when otherwise it wouldnt have struck at all......if you do this you are guaranteed to lose all your directv equipment....
 

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thats fine that code requires it......but go on saying how "its for lightning" or "good thing the dish wasnt the highest thing on the roof because it wasnt grounded"...... this wording has everyone trained that the ground is for lightning strikes.

we started grounding gas meters here for local code, again not for lightning strikes, pretty sure your screwed if lightning hits your gas meter, grounded or not

thats my point, not the code

Also the point in if you ground it well enough, lightning has WAY more of a probability to STRIKE said grounded item.
 
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