:: DanG wrote:
:: >There is no requirement. Grounding to water piping is no
:: >acceptable for electrical service because of the possibility
:: A common misconception.
:: All interior metal water piping is required to be bonded to
:: electric service for safety. Think about it. Should those
:: metal pipes be accidentally energized, you'd sure want the
: fault to be
:: cleared before getting into the shower wouldn't ya? Incoming
:: water service, if available, must still be used as the primary
:: grounding electrode and supplemented by a ground rod to ensure
: that a
:: ground be present should the incoming metal piping ever be
:: with plastic.
:: If the OP doesn't have a grounding electrode of any kind, he
: should at
:: least drive an 8 foot ground rod as close to the service as
:: and connect it to the electric service with a bare #4 wire.
:: would to provide a second ground rod at least 6 feet away from
:: first rod, preferably 10 feet away.
: >Boy, you started out pretty well, but you sure botched the
: >part of your response! IMO, that makes everything you said
: >suspect and points to a serious lack of knowledge on your
: >meaing in turn that you "guessed" the answers you gave rathern
: >than "knew" them.
: >Please don't do that!
: By all means offer your rebutal, other than "you sure botched
: part of your response!" I've been an electrician for 28 years
: hold a master electrician's license in two states. I can back
: my statements with NEC to the letter. State your
: Clueless armchair electrician's like you are why there are very
: real electrician's who bother with this group anymore. We
: time responding to morons like you, correcting dangerous
: the correct responses get buried in all the drivil. Good old
: hasn't changed a bit.
Sorry, not for a low-life as you are acting. Read the
follows-ons; other people got it right. And you know it. won't
be responding further to you not worth the ether.