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!)
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.
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:
or a Screwfix equivalent:
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
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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