Re: supply line replacement
Posted by Terry Love on April 16, 2004 at 13:25:15:
In response to Re: supply line replacement

: One major consideration is that in most older houses the water piping, and especially the buried portion outside the building, is part of the electrical grounding system. For that reason, many areas require at least 5 feet of copper burined in the ground before transitioning to the plastic. Some areas will allow you to use one or two ground rods as an alternative, if the meter box is labled, "Non-metallic water service pipe".

hj,
Very good point.
When we replace waterservices, much of the time the box needs to be regrounded and an electrical permit pulled.
If this is not done, you can create a very dangerous situation.
Terry Love


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