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    Flagpole Grounding??

    I'm on a project and the GC just mounted a flagpole on the top of a building supported from a wooden structure. Does this require lightning protection or grounding? It seems like a fire waiting to happen, the pole is the highest point in the area but it's not connected to ground.
    help please

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    Not a NEC requirement, possibly other codes could apply.
    "Electricity is really just organized lightning." George Carlin


    Derek

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    Quote Originally Posted by nietzj View Post
    I'm on a project and the GC just mounted a flagpole on the top of a building supported from a wooden structure. Does this require lightning protection or grounding? It seems like a fire waiting to happen, the pole is the highest point in the area but it's not connected to ground.
    help please
    If it's not actually connected to ground or an equipment grounding conductor maybe that will actually work to your advantage and the lightning will try and find something else that is.


    JAP>

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