What are the different types of lightning rods?
Different types of lightnign rods are crappy ones and good ones. Thecrappy ones don't work very well but th goods ones do. anyway your probably old and should have learnt this in school. I like chez mcdonals and cheese. Did you know cheese comes in 800 different colours. Winkipop 4 life! duuuuuuuuude.
A lightning rod (US, AUS) or lightning conductor (UK) is a metal rod or metallic object mounted on top of a building, electrically bonded using a wire or electrical conductor to interface with ground or "earth" through an electrode, engineered to protect the building in the event oflightning strike. If lightning hits the building it will preferentially strike the rod and be conducted to ground through the wire, instead of passing through the building, where…
If the building has lightning rods, probably nothing, as the lightning will follow a path to the ground. If lightning strikes any building without lightning rods or some other method of grounding the lightning, the activity of the lightning would be pretty much unpredictable. It could do nothing, or it could cause a lot of damage, including fire, and injury to the people inside and outside.
Well lightning has really low chances of hitting things, and even lower chances of hitting you. But it doesnt hurt to be a little cautious, so you can just stay indoors, which is pretty much it, because its not like you can scare lightning away. If lightning strikes your house, dont worry you wont get hit (unless your whole house and floor is made of metal), only your roof will get hit, BUT it might…
Lightning rods protrude above high buildings in order to protect the buildings from being damaged by a lightning strike. If a lightning strike happens, it should be attracted to the rod and the electricity charge is then travelled down a cable or metal strap to lead the charge safely to earth (ground).
Each lightning "strike" is typically many (perhaps a hundred) bursts of electrons moving in ever longer paths from the earth to a cloud or between clouds. It is rare for a lightning bolt to strike the same location on different occasions but lightning rods will conduct electricity and many have done so for a great number of lightning strikes.