How to install a lightning rod in a house
The arresters are designed to provide a safe path for electricity that is produced by a lightning hits your house. The lightning hits a lightning rod goes to the floor to avoid damaging the building or its contents. You can install one lightning rod at home but first you have to decide the optimal place to put it.
You have many options when it comes to rebuilding the roof of your house, such as asphalt shingles, concrete tiles and metal panels. You can choose to install a metal roof as it does not rot, crack, peel, burn or fly. Metal roofs are resistant to wind and hail, weigh less than asphalt shingles require little maintenance and are energy efficient. Because they are, by definition, made of metal, you might be worried about lightning and wonder if you have to put a lightning rod on your roof metal.
Walk around the house or building and find the right place to put round plates. You must place one on each side of the building. The round plates are used to discharge the electricity down the lightning rod .
Make a hole in the ground with the shovel to bury the round plates. Each hole will need at least three feet deep with one wider than the diameter of the blade and at least two feet from the end of the building.
Determines the highest points of the building. Two points will be required to have a separation of at least 20 feet.
Make holes with an electric drill to put the clamps and secure the lightning rod to the end of the building or any structure on it, as it can be a fireplace.
Sets the lightning rod at the building and then place the clamp on the mast. Clamp secures the building with screws using the power drill.
Connect the lead wire to the lightning rod and then lower it along the edge of the building. Secure it to the building of three or four feet with a cable clamp.
Sets the conductor cable to round blade and secure by tightening the screws on the support bracket.
Cover the blades with round ground to complete the installation.