Earth bonding.


Postby DEEARR2 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:25 pm

Can anyone please confirm or deny the need to earth bond all pipe work surrounding a gas central heating boiler. I have been told that the cross bonding of all three incoming services is sufficient and that all electrical components in the boiler are individually earthed, :?:
Help please as I am not convinced by this statement.
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Postby kbrownie » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:28 am

Your incoming gas and water supply should be bonded to the MET at the Consumer unit.
There is a metal plate that links all pipework (incoming and outs) on the underside of most boilers.
So this should cause continuity as far as your main earth bonding is concerned.
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Postby steve the plumber » Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:30 pm

I always earth all pipes.
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Postby sparx » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:28 pm

as KB says there is no requirements under electrical regs. but Corgi/gasafe may insist on it for their installers, in a similar way that NICEIC want fly/pigtail earths in back boxes, also not a requirement of regs. if wiring with a CPC.

[If a qualified electrician, rather than a plumber wishes to argue then please quote relevent reg. #]

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Postby DEEARR2 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:41 pm

Thanks for you input guys, feel safer allready.
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