Re: Well pump stuck by lightning? HELP!!
what was happening with our years ago it was the best ground on the place and it would "ground out" in the well,
we added a lighting arrestor in the boxes, (usually if it a good strike it will blow the arrestor apart) but it may save the pump, install ground rods and if you have steel casing bond the casing and so on, what your wanting to do is give the electricity some place to dissipate before it gets to the well,
years ago in our pasture fence, we had all wood posts, and when lighting would strike the barbed wire we would have 10 or so wood posts blow up by the power of the lighting strike, when I took over from my dad, I started to put a steel T post in about ever 10 wooded posts, and since then I have had nearly no wood posts blown out or cattle killed from the lighting hitting the fences, as it was given some place to go,
it may be wise to have a electrician look the place over and suggest or install ground rods if needed and do some bonding (connecting the metal to ground in areas), to drain off the power,
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