Now that I've had proper grounding installed in my breaker box, and have had
my hot, cold, and gas pipes bonded to that ground, should I remove the cold
water grounds that the previous owner installed? I didn't think to ask the
electrician while he was here, however as I got into the shower I was
wondering if it should be done.
I know the previous owner installed a ground wire from the kitchen outlet
grounds to the cold water pipe below - should that be clipped and removed
before I use that outlet? He had also originally installed a ground wire
from the washing machine to the cold water tap, so I know there are a few of
"Ground redundancy" actually isn't always so good as you may think.
What is called a ground loop can be anything from an annoying problem to
costing the owners dollars to find & fix to something that may be dangerous
to certain appliances.
I'll remove it when I replace the Romex. It doesn't sound dangerous so I
won't worry, but I will correct it when the wiring is replaced. The
previous owner clipped all the ground wires in the Romex, so I have to
replace it in order to get grounded service at that fixture.
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