Earth Bonding Stainless Steel Sink


When a kitchen sink is earth bonded, is it sufficient to simply connect the cable to the cold water pipe under the sink via a bonding strap?
The reason I ask is that the mother in-law has just had this done and the sparky has done just that. My thinking was that the sink has to be physically bonded as well via a tag fitted to most sinks during manufacture. Just connecting the pipe would not properly bond the sink as well in my mind.
Any thoughts?
Many Thanks Brian
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The sparky has wasted his time and/or your MILs money. There is no requirment in the 16th edition to supplementary bond (no such thing as earth bond) a kitchen sink.
The ideas of bonding kitchen sinks goes back to the 15th edition
Adam
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Thanks for the reply.
This is interesting as the work was done by British Gas when they fitted a new boiler. They said that they had to bond the gas meter and the kitchen sink to the main earth connection at the consumer unit. This work was necessary before they would carry out any work on their property. Gonna speak to the guy tomorrow as there is another problem.
Cheers Brian
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been done.
Adam
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should be bonded. This *is* a requirement, as it is for the incoming gas main. As the water main often enters the house underneath the kitchen sink maybe this explains it.
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On 19 Feb 2007 09:01:31 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@isbd.co.uk wrote:

And if the water main is plastic?
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On Tue, 20 Feb 2007 09:18:52 GMT, "ARWadsworth"

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That is what I thought I answed. Lets me clear things up so that we are on the same wavelength and I apologise for being unclear.
"You would still need to main bond if the pipework in the house is metal. Only if all the pipework is plastic do you not need to bond."
should have read
"You would still need to main bond the water if the pipework in the house is metal and the incoming supply is plastic. The same applies when the incoming water is metal and the house is done in plastic. Only if all the pipework (internal and external) is plastic then you do not need to bond."
Of course as gas piping within a domestic property will be in metal as plastic is not allowed this will require bonding at all times.
HTH make things clearer.
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Adam
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Thanks for the info guys.
Brian
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