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Old 06-01-2008, 01:18 AM   #1
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I have a cast iron, maybe, pipe that busted under the house and needs to be replaced. I think I'm going to use PVC to replace it but I read about something about houses being grounded through the pipes. How can I tell if I need to use a jumper cable? Thanks for any and all input :-)

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Old 06-01-2008, 01:41 AM   #2
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You may need more than a jumper, but check with your Building Inspection Department after making certain that your electrical system is actually grounded that way. You should be able to see it clamped to a pipe somewhere.
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Oh that is kind of silly I didn't think of that. Thank you.
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The cold water pipe coming into your house (if metal) ie. copper, galvanized, is bonded not the drain line.
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I agree with Wirenut, I have never seen grounding on a waste pipe, only water (cold) supply lines.
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Thanks for the reply guys. My husband doesn't want me to fix it now, he's decided to have a professional do it. No faith, I tell ya!
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Cast is pretty easy to fix, especially with Fernco's!

For the record, you don't have to run a grounding electrode conductor to DWV pipes. Buried copper water lines, yes.
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Do it anyway and tell him what they charged and go on a little shopping spree with the money saved.

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