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Old 03-02-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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I have some plumbing fixtures that are electrically isolated from grounding because of the use of plastic pipe. Should the fixtures that are past the PVC pipe be grounded?

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Water pipes can sometimes be the grounding electrode but the plumbing itself isn't required to be grounded.

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What you are talking about is properly called bonding, not grounding.

Since the faucets are isolated by plastic pipe there is no need to bond them
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Thx for the responses, guys.

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