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Cirrus

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This has got a few of us sparks confused. If I am re-wiring a kitchen and I notice that water bond is present with clamp and in 10mm earth, but at high level on water pipe (ceiling level) instead of 600mm max from stop cock - I am not required to change this am I? As I understand it the water / gas bond need to be continuous? One spark suggested taking a new 10mm from the water bond clamp down to within 600mm of stop cock but surely there is no point in this? If no gas / water bond present then naturally I would place within 600mm of service entrance.
 
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read the fine print my friend!!!!

16th says incoming services MUST be bonded, and this SHOULD be within 600mm of meter/entry to house, on consumers side, before any branches etc.

SHOULD is a big word!!

Did a PIR a while ago, water came in downstairs, main bond went upstairs onto water pipe and connected where it went into the airing cupboard.

I verified the connection bewtween the incoming copper water pipe and the MET, and just noted it one the PIR as a 4.

17th is much more forgiving, the old 130-07-01 has been ammended. Used to, 'before any alterations, additions, etc, etc must be verified that the exisitng earthing and bonding are aslo adequate'

They have now added 'where neccesary for the safety of the altered circuit' (or something like that)

leaves things much more open i think!!!!
 

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