Sorry but I'm sure it must be *hours* since we last had one!
I'm currently applying the bonding to an all-copper plumbed bathroom.
It's going to have a separate self-contained shower cubicle (still
awaiting delivery of that) with its pipework emerging from within a stud
Now, practically speaking I would apply bonding clamps to the shower's
H&C pipes where they emerge from the wall, however they will be
concealed behind the shower paneling once I've installed it. Therefore,
how will the bathroom pass its electrical inspection, if the inspector
can't see the clamps?
The shower pipes themselves travel down below the bathroom floor and
emerge again at the bath taps, where there will be another couple of
clamps. In theory, I understand that I shoudn't need to bond at every
tap in the room (I'm doing the basin and toilet feed too), as the copper
pipe will do the job - but as the inspector won't be able to see it all,
will he accept that there's no plastic pipes anywhere?
Separate issue - also in the bathroom is a white-painted towel rail,
connected to the CH via 10mm copper tubing. The picture in the OSG just
vaguely shows the bathroom rad being bonded, without details... Do I
need to fit clamps to both supply and feed pipes (and not the towel rail
itself - don't know where I'd fit one anyway?)
- posted 13 years ago