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bcgfdc3 12-08-2012 02:33 PM

Grounding (Go Figure)
 
I am sitting here at work reading the posts and just thought of something.

Does anyone have any information on whether the "sharkbite" type connectors used in some plumbing still provide a continuous connection for grounding purposes?

I am just curious and I understand that The Code now requires grounding to be within 5 feet of the entrance of the pipe to prevent problems such as this but more so with PEX and CPVC plumbing in use today.

Just food for thought.

Thanks,
Rick

stickboy1375 12-08-2012 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by bcgfdc3 (Post 1068995)
I am sitting here at work reading the posts and just thought of something.

Does anyone have any information on whether the "sharkbite" type connectors used in some plumbing still provide a continuous connection for grounding purposes?

I am just curious and I understand that The Code now requires grounding to be within 5 feet of the entrance of the pipe to prevent problems such as this but more so with PEX and CPVC plumbing in use today.

Just food for thought.

Thanks,
Rick

To be technically speaking, you are 'BONDING' the metal pipe, not grounding it.

TTW 12-08-2012 03:08 PM

The consensus seems to be no bonding, even from the manufacturer....

http://www.inspectionnews.net/home_i...ap-jumper.html

bcgfdc3 12-08-2012 03:18 PM

Thanks for the replies.

I thought there would be some continuity but it is nice to hear it from the horses mouth.

Thanks,
Rick Lee

hidden1 12-08-2012 04:29 PM

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I dont care for the plastic in them .i jumper mine.(shark bites).Attachment 61673


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