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seen something like this elsewhere, the only thing that worries me is
woods lack of earthing ablility.

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That's what people are for????????



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Wood will conduct lightning!, what are you
worried about!!.

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Actually, wood doesn't.

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Tell that to the 3 or 4 people who got fried under an old wooden
bandstand in Geelong some years ago...

Bryan

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Put enough volts across it and it certainly will.

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Its not the wood thats doing the conducting.


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Yes it is.



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You'll find it was the water that was the conductor, not simply the wood.



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Wrong with dry wood.



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wood.

Dry wood is an insulator - not a conductor. For the purpose of earthing -
which is where this started, wood has NO conducive conductive abilities.



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Depends entirely on the level of voltage
applied, just like with any insulator.

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Irrelevant to where it diverged to.

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Pity about the situation that it diverged to.



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Well in the context of grounding a laptop, wood is useless and would act as
an insulator. In the context of the 'bandstand' incident, water was the
conductor - NOT wood.

In both instatnces wood was/is not a conductor.

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Somehow we diverged to the Geelong incident. The lightning was conducted by
water from the thunderstorm - not the wood.

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Which was the situation where water was the main conductive substance - NOT
the wood.
You said wood was doing the conducting - it wasn't.



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The thread had diverged from that.

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Irrelevant to the general question about whether
wood, like any insulator CAN BE a conductor.

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Irrelevant to the general question about whether
wood, like any insulator CAN BE a conductor.

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Irrelevant to the general question about whether
wood, like any insulator CAN BE a conductor.

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Irrelevant to the general question about whether
wood, like any insulator CAN BE a conductor.



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There was no general question, it was in relation to a specific incident.
You diverged from what was being discussed and now you claim that your
divergence is right.

In context, you are wrong.



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Sorry mate, but that 'general question' was never part of the thread.

It's simple. In this context of this thread, wood is NOT a conductor.



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Especially if it is "double-wooded".
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Wrong, as always. It became part of the thread when you
made a spectacular fool of yourself when you claimed that
it wasnt the wood that conducted. Sometimes it is indeed.

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Wrong, as always. Just like with ANY conductor, its ALWAYS
possible to exceed the breakdown voltage and get it to conduct.
Most obviously when the wood isnt that thick and you have the
lightning hitting metal on the weather side, and then the wood
CAN break down even when it isnt wet.



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The only time this can happen is when there is no possible way for the
lightning to find ground. What happens in this situation is that it
usually 'punches' or burns a hole in the material. Once again, the
material itself is not doing the conducting.

Lightning still follows the path of least resistance, and considering
that air breaks down at a much lower voltage than timber, the air will
always win.


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