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Are houses earthed in Belgium?


arent houses and buildings in belgium grounded? really scared by the news of the fire damage sustained during the storm last night.

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Of course houses are grounded (or earthed for English speakers). Earthing does not protect a house from catching fire if it is struck by lightning. Only very tall buildings - such as chuches - which are most likely to be struck by lightning and so have a lightning conductor at the highest point have greater protection and even this is not a guarantee - lightning might still strike the building elsewhere.

Sep 2, 2011 09:55