[APG Public List] Electrical Storm Protection

Rondina Muncy rondina.muncy at gmail.com
Sun Aug 30 12:32:14 MDT 2009


Let me get this straight. The electric company is "insuring" anything that
you have plugged into that surge protector? Without an additional charge on
your bill? I still wouldn't trust it.

Rondina (who has her own lightning stories)

Rondina P. Muncy
Ancestral Analysis
2960 Trail Lake Drive
Grapevine, Texas 76051
rondina.muncy at gmail.com

On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 1:02 PM, Craig Kilby <persisto1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Regarding the recent discussion of lightening strikes. A few years
> lightening hit a "something" at the house. It was the strangest moment of my
> life. Oddly enough, the power never went. But it blew up the satellite,
> traveled through the wall (broke a window while at it.) The power surged on
> and came right back on.
> But nearly everything else was fried to a crisp. Computer modems, all
> telephones, cable TV (but only television was fried for some reason),
> microwave (but no other kitchen appliances.) Thankfully, my land lord's
> mother was on oxgen but nothing exploded and since the power didn't go out
> that was not a problem.
> Long story short, after this happened, the electric company came over and
> gave us a "super surge protector"--for free. But just one. Others would cost
> more. And, if anything hooked up that protector (includes two phone
> connections, cable TV connection and several outlets) then they would cover
> it.
> I haven't tried to "TEST" this for real, but now as soon as I even hear a
> rumble in the distance, everything gets unplugged--starting of course with
> the computers!
> So, call your electric company to see if they provide this service in your
> locale.
> Craig K
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