Arpangel wrote:Something er......interesting happened late on Friday, forgot to mention.
We had a terrific storm here while I was wiring up the studio, all of a sudden there was a flash of lightning, and a big spark jumped from one of the patch bays to to the rack case, in made a loud cracking sound, I was holding a patch cable at the time that was plugged into the bay, but I didn’t get a shock. My head was inside the back of the rack, it startled me to say the least.
I really don’t know what caused this, I can remember back in my GPO days, when there was a storm it was exciting in the MDF room, the racks used to flash and spark during a storm, it reminded me of this.
Change of underpants job? Now, I am not unduly bothered by thunderstorms, (loved them as a kid) but I think if one started up whilst I was attached to large areas of metal I would cease and desist PD bloody Q!
The only damage I suffered was bashing my head on the top of the rack it made me jump!
It’s not for the faint hearted, my basement, it’s liable to flooding, has dodgy electrics, and seems susceptible to lightning ingress. It’s a very atmospheric studio environment though, I’ve put a small disco ball on the rafters, and added a few decorative lamps, it sounds great now, I’ve filled up the arches with large boxes filled with bubble wrap, that we had lying around, my monitors sound great now, and I’ve got a dehumidifier running when I’m not down there, and I have the window open when I’m recording, I can hear the birds in the garden, it’s great.
As I’ve said before, when things calm down, next summer you must all come to Angel Towers for a BBQ, just remember to bring a hard hat and rubber boots!