Gas Pipe Bonding?

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

  1. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    It never ceases to amaze me as to why organisations consistently feel the need to change terminology for no valid reason or purpose or benefit.
    It was called earthing. cross bonding,
    bonding, Main equipotential bonding......
    and in On site Guide red book...section 4.2.......Main Protective Bonding...and on the next line it's called... protective Equipotential bonding.
    What a lot of Borax...and cobras.
  2. spinlondon

    spinlondon Well-Known Member

    They do it so people don’t get confused.
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  3. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

  4. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    That !...made me laugh...:D
  5. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Well-Known Member

    Nahhhhhhh, don't be silly. It's so that the idiots that come up with all this **** can justify the job they don't do properly. CORGI laid the foundations for this in the 1980's, GAS SAFE and the NICEIC have just taken it forwards and upwards to yet another level.
    After all, how do you think they could make as much as they do unless they change regs every 5 mins so forcing registered members having to fork out yet another £600 for yet another course that tells them nothing new.
  6. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Just pop into electrical supplier for some earth cable. Morning Eustace - 50 meters 16mm earth cable please

    ''Righto guvnor just a min'' - 1 minute later 50 meters of 16mm earth cable on counter. Cheers Eustace av a nice day m8.

    Its that simple.
  7. spinlondon

    spinlondon Well-Known Member

    Bulbs go in the ground, lamps into light fittings.
    It’s why I always ask for a headlamp lamp at motor factors.
  8. stubber1

    stubber1 New Member

    Not quite right
    It's 600mm from point of entry into building according to gas safe people (the plumber signing off on the job I was running asked, as a bit of a clanger had been dropped before I took the site over but that got us round it
  9. leesparkykent

    leesparkykent Well-Known Member

    I ask for 10mm green and yellow because it could be used as an earthing conductor or bonding conductor.
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  10. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    yep..." preferably"...
  11. Coloumb

    Coloumb Well-Known Member

    It's actually singles.
  12. sparky Si-Fi

    sparky Si-Fi Well-Known Member

    10 mill earth cable on a 50 mt drum

    Thats the end of it, stop being like a lot of old wimin over summit ya do for a day job!

    We aint reg spouters who sit round the IET table thinking up ways to squeeze money out the sparks
  13. Mosaix

    Mosaix Member

    Okay, visited her the other day. Incoming gas pipe and meter are in cupboard next to the boiler. Electricity meter and fuses are in a kitchen cupboard on the other side of a solid floor.

    Near the gas meter is a double socket for her washing machine. Would it be acceptable to connect the bonding / earth to the earth in that?

    Realise this might not ideal but is it better than nothing?
  14. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Nope you cant do that Mr M..:)
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  15. Mosaix

    Mosaix Member

  16. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    The sparks on the forum will be able to advise further Mr M as I am only diy..:)
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  17. Mosaix

    Mosaix Member

    Out of interest, JP, what's the difference?

    Edit: woops. We crossed in the post.
  18. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Dunno really Mr M..its usual to use 10mm, but in some cases it can be 4/6mm (maybe 6mm with TN-S, I dont know tbqh), but on the assumption that your supply is TN-C-S then 10mm would be the norm, and the cpc in the what 2.5mm t + e will not cut the ice..:)
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  19. Mosaix

    Mosaix Member

    Thanks. Makes sense.
  20. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Have a nice day Mr M..:)
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