CSST vs Lightning

Did you know that according to the U.S. Fire Administration, lightning causes 7,216 house fires each year? In addition, Texas is among the many states in the United States with the highest level of lightning activity!

If your home or business has Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing or (CSST), you owe it to yourself and to your loved ones to have your CSST professionally grounded. By grounding your CSST you will reduce the risk of damage and fire from a lightning strike and avoid being a part of a statistic.

With over 22 million strikes per year lightning is both powerful and unpredictable. In addition, though lightning strikes vary dramatically in frequency and power, a lightning storm can easily exceed 100,000 volts and 40,000 amps.

Since its introduction in 1988, Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (“CSST”) has become increasingly popular as a piping used to distribute gas in new homes. Because CSST is flexible and easier to install than standard gas piping, CSST has become a preferred material in the home building industry. CSST is typically routed through floor joists in the basement, inside interior wall cavities and on top of ceiling joists in the attic.

Even though CSST has many installation advantages, CSST systems have serious safety hazards unless properly grounded by a licensed electrician. CSST is not thick enough to prevent damage caused by a lightning strike, making your home susceptible to lightning-related fires. If your CSST system is insufficiently grounded and bonded, you increase the likelihood of a lightning-related CSST fire.

To learn further about CSST and grounding of your CSST system, please feel free to contact Barney’s Electric at 972-771-9464. For your convenience, you may also request services from our site.

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James Kerley
James Kerley

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

First time customer - Had four bids placed for a hot tub installation. Barney's cleanliness and overall respect for his own tools, plus a willingness to work with me helped secure the work for his company. His crew were fantastic. Very professional, quick, clean and explained what/how they were going to accomplish the job. Highly recommend.

Angela Cass
Angela Cass

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

We had a problem, but were not sure if the problem was our dryer or the outlet. Barney came out and determined the problem was with our dryer. Since it was not an electrical issue and required no work from him, he did not charge us at all! It’s so good to find an honest repairman and we will definitely call Barney back. In addition, he was timely and personable. Thank you Barney!

Douglas French
Douglas French

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

Barney's Guys (Jason and Victor) came out for a little fix it and wire pulling at my home. They showed up went to work and completed the job without interruption, which can be rare with some service groups. I was actually impressed with the fact that when their phones rang, they didn't answer them . Very old school customer oriented. Definitely use them again and recommend them. Barney followed up and was completely in touch with us and crew the entire process, from bid to completion.