Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-07-2012, 06:51 PM   #16
Lic Electrical Inspector
 
electures's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The Great Police State of New Jersey
Posts: 1,681
Rewards Points: 1,002
Default

How do I connect a ground wire to the water pipe?


This type of meter requires the jumper.




This type of meter does not require a jumper because removal will not interupt the bonding path.


__________________
All responses based on the 2011 NEC.
If you live in New Jersey click here. All other states click here.
Please check with local, county and state officials as laws may vary.
Sizing motors here. Online motor calculator here. Online calculators here.
electures is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 07:04 PM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nashua, NH, USA
Posts: 6,964
Rewards Points: 2,024
Default

How do I connect a ground wire to the water pipe?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Quackerjack View Post
Thanks. But if the ground is connected on the city side of the meter, what difference would it make if the meter were ever removed?
With the grounding electrode conductor properly clamped to the city side of the meter, problems with neighboring houses' electrical systems won't affect removal of your meter. But a ground fault to a water pipe upstairs in your house could electrocute someone disconnecting the meter if there was no bonding jumper around the meter..
__________________
Forget super sized fries. The Washington Redskins could promote healthy eating with First Lady Obama by choosing a (red skinned) turnip for a mascot.
AllanJ is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AllanJ For This Useful Post:
electures (12-07-2012)
Old 12-07-2012, 07:12 PM   #18
TTW
Member
 
TTW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Maine
Posts: 350
Rewards Points: 250
Default

How do I connect a ground wire to the water pipe?


Quote:
Originally Posted by electures View Post
This type of meter requires the jumper.




This type of meter does not require a jumper because removal will not interupt the bonding path.

""" This type of meter does not require a jumper because removal will not interupt the bonding path. """



Uh, that last meter happens to be the one in my basement, it's a photo I posted earlier today. There are two unions there. If you unscrew the 2 unions and pull out the meter assembly the only thing connecting the piping is air. Last I knew air is not a good conductor.
__________________
#1 - If you don't know what you're doing - get a licensed electrician!
#2 - If you follow my advice and something bad happens see # 1
Electricity bites hard, and it could be the last thing you feel... Good Luck!
TTW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 11:14 AM   #19
Lic Electrical Inspector
 
electures's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The Great Police State of New Jersey
Posts: 1,681
Rewards Points: 1,002
Default

How do I connect a ground wire to the water pipe?


Quote:
Originally Posted by TTW View Post
""" This type of meter does not require a jumper because removal will not interupt the bonding path. """



Uh, that last meter happens to be the one in my basement, it's a photo I posted earlier today. There are two unions there. If you unscrew the 2 unions and pull out the meter assembly the only thing connecting the piping is air. Last I knew air is not a good conductor.
The meter is removed by taking apart the unions on either side of the meter. Not the connections (which may be soldered) above and below the meter yoke. Removal of the meter does not interupt the grounding electrode path. Removal of the yoke will interupt the GEC path. I have the same yoke.

I should clarify that if the connections for the yoke are soldered, I do not require the bonding jumper because the fittings cannot easilly be disassembled. If the fitttings for the yolk are not soldered then I require the bonding jumper. Either way removal of the water meter will not break the GEC path.

Here is a better picture of the yoke;



Removal of this meter will not interupt the GEC path and if the yoke connections are soldered, no jumper is required.

__________________
All responses based on the 2011 NEC.
If you live in New Jersey click here. All other states click here.
Please check with local, county and state officials as laws may vary.
Sizing motors here. Online motor calculator here. Online calculators here.

Last edited by electures; 12-08-2012 at 11:38 AM.
electures is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ground wire, water pipe


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What’s the best way to remove pipe from T Jaylyn Plumbing 2 02-03-2011 01:05 AM
Basement drain pipe "pit" ground water fix. alecmcmahon General DIY Discussions 13 12-01-2010 05:42 AM
Kitchen Sink Moved - new kitchen sleepysmurf Plumbing 1 08-10-2010 06:38 AM
A blocked water line causing water to loose heat? Snav Plumbing 6 05-07-2010 02:18 PM
hooking up dryer....bronx ny code SURFBUG Appliances 6 10-14-2008 09:41 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.