Gas Pipe Bonding?

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Mosaix, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Mosaix

    Mosaix Member

    My daughter's just had her annual gas boiler maintenance.

    All passed ok but... she says (her words) 'he mentioned that the gas meter has a wire missing but he didn't need to include it in the report'

    I assume from that that he thinks the incoming gas pipe should be bonded?

    Is this a strict requirement? Should she get it done?

    Thanks in anticipation.
     
  2. dobbie

    dobbie Well-Known Member

    There should be a 10mm earth wire from the main earth terminal to the main gas pipe.
     
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  3. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    ....clamped onto solid pipe....before any branches..preferably within 600mm of the meter....labelled.
    Then tested.
    RS
     
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  4. Risteard

    Risteard Well-Known Member

    To be anal about it it's a protective conductor and a bonding conductor, but it certainly isn't an earth wire.
     
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  5. dobbie

    dobbie Well-Known Member

    I will remember to ask for a drum of 10mm protective conductor, and also a drum of 10 mm bonding conductor when I am in the Wholesalers.
     
  6. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Its equipotential bonding ;)
     
  7. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    ....... and when you come to do the job...connect 'both' to The Main EARTH terminal !:p
    Altho i do agree with my learned colleague Ricky, who as usual (well mostly) is correct...technically.
    Rs
     
  8. dobbie

    dobbie Well-Known Member

    Electrician---Can I have a drum of 10mm protective conductor please.

    Wholesaler---Sorry that does not seem to be on our stock list.


    Electrician---Can I have a drum of 10mm bonding conductor please.

    Wholesaler---Sorry that does not seem to be on our stock list.

    Electrician---Can I have a drum of 10mm earth wire please.

    Wholesaler---How many drums would you like Sir.
     
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  9. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Nice 1 Dobbs..:)
     
  10. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Earth bonding to us mortals.
     
  11. Risteard

    Risteard Well-Known Member

    Yes, although that doesn't stop it being a bonding conductor. It's actually called main protective bonding. The term main equipotential bonding went out with the 16th Edition and EEBAD.
     
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  12. Risteard

    Risteard Well-Known Member

    No, that's just completely wrong.
     
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  13. Risteard

    Risteard Well-Known Member

    You could just ask for 10mm^2 green/yellow. That's what I do.
     
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  14. spinlondon

    spinlondon Well-Known Member

    Or 10mm Earth.
     
  15. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Well it can't be completely wrong, as the cable is bonding pipes n whatever to earth.
     
  16. spinlondon

    spinlondon Well-Known Member

    Surely it should be completely incorrect?
     
  17. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Technically speaking, its either correct and right, or incorrect and wrong. It can't be half right/correct or half wrong/incorrect :p

    Depends how you're measuring correctness though...if its ability to understand the meaning being conveyed, then I'd say its good enough! :p:p
     
  18. dobbie

    dobbie Well-Known Member

    Was calling it earth wire when it was green,still called it earth wire when it changed to green and yellow.
    In fact I still call earth sleeving, green sleeving and no one bats an eyelid.
     
  19. spinlondon

    spinlondon Well-Known Member

    That’s not quite right.
     
  20. spinlondon

    spinlondon Well-Known Member

    You’re showing your age there, been decades since Greensleeves was in the charts.
     
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