Can a tall enough lighting rod make an outdoor deck and tiki bar usable during an electrical storm?

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  • 1 month ago

    NO ,

    only a fool would be outside in a electrical storm 

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  • 1 month ago

    Lightning is tricky stuff. You can not be sure exactly which path or paths it might take. No one should depend on just a lighting rod to protect an open area.

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  • Steve
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    1 month ago

    No. NOTHING can make your deck "usable" in an electrical storm. If you're not trollin', then you're a special kind of stupid for even thinking that.

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  • 1 month ago

    The restrooms on a golf course are grounded with lightning rods in the event of a lightning storm if you're caught on the golf course and can't make it back to the clubhouse you can go to the restrooms which are small huts if it'll work out there it will work on a tiki hut. The problem is if lightning happens to strike any area even if it has a lightning rod. We're talking of hundreds of millions of bolts here. That's instantaneous incineration anyting that the lightning happens to strike. I have seen steel-reinforced concrete electrical poles turn white hot and vaporize from a lightning strike. It's up to you do you want to risk your life there is absolutely no lightning rod that's going to give you a hundred percent sure protection from a major lightning strike.

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  • martin
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes and no. It depends on the severity of the storm, the elevation of the cloud cover, wind velocity, and direction of the volt of lightening. Not worth a risk.

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  • Orla
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Best scurry off inside and be patient until the storm passes.  You want to be the one who sits outside drinking a beer and eating a hot dog during a lightening storm and get killed by a strike..?  Imagine what the news would say about you the next day..?'

    Mother Tucker builds her own lightening rod, gets killed by lightening the next day !  The neighbors would be like, we tried to warn her but she seemed willing to risk her life, so what could we do ??

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  • 1 month ago

    No it can not.  Because lightning can go to the easiest ground, but that does not ensure that it does go to the easiest ground.  Lightning rods, trees, and people are good grounding units.  So the outdoor deck would still be a hazard.  

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