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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5 out of 5 stars

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Recently moved into a new and house and needed some plugs moved on a couple of walls. Did a search and liked the reviews I found on Barney’s. Called and to my surprise Barney actually answered. He said he was on vacation and would have one of his guys give me a call. That happened and we set an appointment. To my surprise again got a call from his guy saying he had an opening a day earlier and wanted to know if he could come by. It didn’t work for me but on the original ally scheduled date there were 2 guys at my door 15 minutes early. Polite, courteous, and professional. Very reasonable prices as well. Highly recommend. I’ll call them first for all my future electrical needs.

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Barny was great and does quality work. He promptly returned my phone call, accomidated my schedlue, arrived early and made the upgrade I needed. Thank you Barney.

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