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Wire from circuit breaker to water shut off valve

Posted by danno480 (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 16, 10 at 15:54

I am about to start some remodeling in my basement and came across this wire which I have no idea of its purpose or use. It is a single insulated copper wire which extends from the circuit breaker directly to the water shut off valve in our basement. It does not enter a junction box or anything, but is just exposed copper wiring fastened by clamps to the pipes. What is this for, if anything? and is it something that can be removed?

Please help!

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RE: Wire from circuit breaker to water shut off valve

NO, it CANNOT be removed.
This is a water bond/grounding electrode conductor. It is there for a reason.

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