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Originally posted by Darren

Must admit I've never seen that but...

Every house that has aluminum siding I call out that it should be grounded, opposite corners to ensure safety.

Darren

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Somewhere in the non compete area of NJ

I know aluminum siding needs to be grounded but is it because of a possible lighting strike, stray current, both?

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Terry,

I tell my clients both reasons. Of course the always possible lighting but also if a light or outlet is installed on exterior and the hot wire somehow touches the aluminum, watch it.

Another question, how many inspectors review the service drop; it it wrapped behind a downspout? laying against a gutter? I see it alot.

Darren

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Somewhere out there

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