Metal frame on shower screen does it need bonding??


Postby DodgeRover » Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:04 am

Hi again everyone, does the metal frame holding one side of a shower screen need to be connected to the earth bonding in a bathroom? I can't think of anyway it could possibly come into contact with anything live or any other metal. Its sat on a fibreglass bath and mounted to a plasterboard wall.
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Postby sang kibet » Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:58 am

Hi dodgerover,have you ever bought a hot steam shower with no earthing terminal?metal frame on shower screen doesnt neccesarily require any earthing,not unless your wiring in the house is clumpsy.
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Postby DodgeRover » Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:15 am

[quote="sang kibet"]Hi dodgerover,have you ever bought a hot steam shower with no earthing terminal?metal frame on shower screen doesnt neccesarily require any earthing,not unless your wiring in the house is clumpsy.[/quote]

Hi Sang Kibet, no, I've never bought an electric shower without an earth terminal, i would be quite worried if I did to be honest. I need the house to comply with current regulations so I can get a periodic test done.
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Postby sparx » Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:17 pm

Hi no bond reqd to 'exstraineous metal part' unlikely to become live.
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