Melvin, MI
5/25/04
Service Call
  This is the 3rd service call in two days that I've had where the phone line was hit by lightening and took out the satellite receivers and LNBs.
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Lightening struck the phone line and blew this telco box. It also started the carpet on fire where the phone line ran under it. It took out the satellite receiver (blew 2 holes in it) and LNB.

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The wires got so hot that they welded themselves to the inside contacts of the ground block. I couldn't pull the wires off so had to cut them. Sorry, my camera doesn't do macro where I could do a close-up.

I highly recommend surge suppressor power strips that also have phone and coax protection as well!

Yes, the system was properly grounded.

 
   
   
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