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copper pipe grounding question

Posted by reed50 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 22, 10 at 12:14

About 5 years ago we had the grey plastic pipes in our 1990 manufactured home replaced with copper. (pipe to the house is plastic still). I ran across something the other day that indicated the pipes should have been grounded (?). I'm pretty sure this wasn't done. Is this something I need to have done, and could someone explain the reason behind it. Thanks for your help.


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RE: copper pipe grounding question

This is NEC code, not plumbing code. They can quote you chapter and verse in the electrical forum.

What I know is that it all has to be bonded together and it has to be grounded to the panel. The idea is that if it is ever accidentally energized it will trip the breaker - or at least remain near ground potential.


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