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  1. P

    Should this fitting be bonded to earth

    I have had these lights installed by a contractor whose work is normally very good. He has not connected the earth in each fitting as there is a class 2 sticker on the metal back plate. He argues that it does not need to be earthed. The manufacture did not supply a bolt for the Earth terminal...
  2. HappyHippyDad

    Does this need to be bonded?

    I have just put in a sub distribution board in the middle of a field for a new supply for some poly tunnels (soil heating mats and lighting). I have made it a TT. I have noticed that they have concreted in a number of separate metal hollow poles (see picture) which will be part of the...
  3. S

    Should this pipework be bonded?

    Hi, I was changing my kitchen tap in the weekend and saw that the main incoming water supply was bonded. However it got me thinking whether it actually should be or not, as I was under the impression that the main water pipe should only be bonded if its extraneous, ie if the underground pipe is...
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    Neutral and earth bonded together

    Hi All, apologies for a long post I'm currently in my in-laws house abroad and while having some break I also fixing electrical issues as it seems to be quite few. It's a farm estate and wiring quite old with some DIY involvement over the years in Ideal world I would rewire whole thing but it...
  5. O

    Gas and Water Bonded together

    Just finished an EICR and there were multiple bonding conductors in the CU, when I tried to work out which was which using continuity with a long lead, I had one that didn't seem to be connected to anything, one that showed a terrible reading to the gas and one that had a great reading to both...
  6. HappyHippyDad

    Does this metal post need to be earthed or bonded or neither?

    I have 5 x 6m metal posts sticking out of the ground used for 200w floodlights to light up a manege. This is a domestic stables. The posts test as 35ohms to earth. The installation is TNCS and has 30mA RCD protection on all circuits. The floodlight will be earthed and in doing so the post will...
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    Domestic Gas & Water bonded to 1 x 10mm cable?

    I have read this previous thread (2012): gas and water bond, can i use 1 x 10mm cable? - https://www.electriciansforums.co.uk/threads/gas-and-water-bond-can-i-use-1-x-10mm-cable.66838/ I have a situation where the gas and water enter the building parallel to each other. The gas meter is some 3...
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    Should a giant steel framed human aquarium be earth bonded?

    I have a large, portable steel framed tank. approx 6m x 2m x 2m. It is used for actors/models to perform in for a variety of productions. For many years now, I have had conflicting advice about whether or not it should be earth bonded. The initial response is "it's a giant steel structure, bond...
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    Bonded external wiring to gas- should this be boxed in

    Besides finding a slug in my bathroom this morning- via the hole in the wall for the bonding.. should this earth bonding wire connecting my gas box be boxed in or is it ok outside as it is? Many thanks
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    Proving structural steel is bonded

    Carrying out some EICR on a commercial/industrial site. Previous records state the structural steel is bonded, and visually I can see 4x 25mm Earth wires leaving the main earth bar, I cannot trace the one going to the steel , though I suspect one of these does. How do I prove this? Is it a case...
  11. K

    Low Earth Voltage in bathroom from bonded fittings

    I have a hot/cold feed power shower in bathroom, shower frame and a radiator near by. I'm measuring the voltage difference between the three things and getting the following and wondered if anyone could help. Had two sparky's out who have not thrown any light on it so far. Shower hose (metal) to...
  12. SparkyChick

    Domestic remodel - Sanity check on a couple of things

    Hi all, Currently quoting for a fairly extensive remodel of a kitchen diner, and I have a couple of things I'd appreciate a sanity check on. 1. Structural steel bonding - My brain is telling me based on what I've read and understood that I don't need to bond the new structural steels. They...
  13. R

    Communal heating bonding

    Hi all, need to do main bonding in a flat that has none at the minute. It is on communal heating and the hot water has two entry points. Also the heating pipes enter the flat in numerous positions in the rooms and leave to feed other flats. My question is do all these need bonding? Thanks in...
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    Dishwasher need bonding?

    Hello Ive just fitted a new dishwasher and after finishing the tedious job of fitting the door cover etc The second manual states that it must be bonded. So I pulled it back out and there is a screw on the back in which to earth. My questions are, does the dishwasher actually need bonding as...
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    Incoming Gas cross bonded off cold water

    Doing a CU change in a flat, concrete floors and ceilings, just been decorated in hallways and bedrooms. Basically kitchen fitters ripped units out today and the bonding to the main gas has been cross bonded to the water behind units. Water is bonded back to the MET. However incoming water is...
  16. yellowvanman

    EICR remedial

    Just done an EICR on an outbuilding that is habitable (kitchen/wetroom etc). Supply is taken from henly block in the meter cupboard, via 2 core SWA to building. At building SWA is glanded into a metal box but the box (earth) is not connected to the plastic consumer unit which sits right next...
  17. P

    Bonding Gas Supply in an Outbuilding

    Hi Guys Doing an EICR of a property. The client has an outbuilding with gas and water supplies. It has it's own CU fed from the main CU in the house. The water is bonded but the gas is not. The water supply is underground from the house in plastic and then changes to copper which is bonded...
  18. UKMeterman

    Photo comp, why was the flush pipe ever bonded?

    Hi, I see bonds like the one below from time to time, what was the point apart from ensuring that an installation fault to earth would give you quite a tingle?
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    Eicr Code

    6mm singles from 100a TP 60947-2 in a main panel to an adcent enclosure to a 16a 60898-D Tp, then 6mm leaving this to air con units. Would you code 2 the 6mm singles from the 100a 60947-2? As exceeds current carrying capacity?. Or because the 6mm singles are less than 3 metres to the enclosure...
  20. HappyHippyDad

    Gas and water bonded together with a broken conductor?

    Evening everyone.. I have just undertaken an EICR and there is 6mm bonding to both water and gas at the correct points (within 600mm of entering building), however they must be joined somewhere as there is only one 6mm in the CU. I believe this would be ok if the conductor was unbroken but...
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