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Just had a go at doing my bonding, but I'm slightly stumped over how to attach it to the sink. I always thought they had special earthing tag points, but this one certainly doesn't. All there is are the rather flimsy-looking screw clips which hold down the sink to the worktop and I'm not sure how I can interface a length of earth cable with this. Anybody been there, done that?
Please don't tell me it's unnecessary - I'm not arguing, but the sparks who inspected it wants it doing and it's not worth the argument (which I'd end up paying for at his hourly rate anyway!)
Thanks David
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On Sun, 5 Sep 2004 15:04:07 UTC, "Lobster"

Years ago, I did this on a stainless steel sink by drilling a hole in teh side (the vertical part) in an inconspicuous corner. I then crimped a tag to the earth cable and bolted it on, using said hole. This was done inside, so only the bolt head was visible outside.
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Bob Eager wrote:

Another way is to use the type of earth clamps made for connecting to thin metal sections, such as Eze-earth - shown here as type TZB100:
<http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Earthing_Index/Earth_Clamps/index.html
or a Screwfix equivalent: <http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id 129&ts208>.
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<http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Earthing_Index/Earth_Clamps/index.ht ml>
Thanks - in fact I already have some of the Screwfix ones; however there's no suitable rib or edge that I can see where I could fit one of these. Even so, I was looking at one and couldn't work out how I would attach the cable even to these! The screw terminal is tiny - certainly compared with the h/d screw on a conventional pipe earth clamp. Is the answer that you have to crimp on a tag, as suggested by Bob above? If so I guess I need a crimping tool, then...
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Lobster wrote:

Yes, _everybody_ needs a crimp tool. Get a decent one and you'll wonder how you ever managed without it.
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If you get a red blue and yellow terminal crimp tool, avoid the very cheap non cantilever types. Ratchet ones can be bought for under 15 quid and do the job properly.
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I am under the impression that supplementary bonding in the kitchen is now out! Just the earth bonding to main gas/water pipes and the works in the bathroom!
On Sun, 05 Sep 2004 22:51:25 GMT, "Lobster"

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