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    I saw the Space Needle in Seattle was struck by lightning? They said it was Eeerie.

    http://www.komonews.com/weather/blog/45502097.html

    Last edited by Terry; 05-20-2009 at 06:12 PM.

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    I couldn't figure out how to post that, I was hoping you could.
    So, what was it like during this storm I heard it was a big?

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    Lightning strikes to tall structures are pretty common. I would venture to guess that the picture shown is not at all an uncommon event at the Space Needle. Over here on the right coast probably the most commonly taken picture of lightning striking a building is probably The Empire State building taking a strike. Here is 2 of 206,00 from a google image search. http://images.google.com/images?gbv=...mages&aq=f&oq=



    A google seach for the space needle yielded 133,000 results althoug not all were lightening strikes. http://images.google.com/images?gbv=...mages&aq=f&oq=


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    That's why I have GFCIs in my bathroom. If I am sitting in the bath, watching TV while drying my hair with the hair dryer I can rest assured that I will be perfectly safe should a several hundred million volt bolt of lighting strike my abode at 5,000 to 20,000 amps. I'd just hear that little 'click' as it tripped.


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    Ian, I don't want to burst your safety bubble but if that GFCI was to have lightning go through it...

    There is nothing inside of it that would stop the lightning and you would not hear the click...

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    Surely, then, a 15 amp Square-D breaker would protect my soapy body as God's fury rained down on my armored cable?
    Last edited by Ian Gills; 05-21-2009 at 04:51 PM.

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