PVC Water Pipes Not For Grounding
The Importance of a Bonded Ground System: Is it possible to use an outside spigot to ground a satellite dish when the underlying plumbing in our new house is PVC?
The Importance of a Bonded Ground System
Is it possible to use an outside spigot to ground a satellite dish when the underlying plumbing in our new house is PVC?
This electrical question came from: Steve, a Homeowner from Katy, TX
Thanks for your electrical question Steve.
Bonded Ground System
That is the problem Steve,
- If the plumbing is installed using non-metallic PVC pipe then it cannot be used as a reliable source for a ground bond, so the ground wire should be taken back to the panel is where it may be bonded with the home ground system.
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