Earth Bonding - Gas Meter

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by diynutter, 2 Jun 2007.

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  1. diynutter

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    The gas board have just been out to try and fix a gas leak I have and have now put a warning on my meter saying that it isn't earthed.

    Could someone advise how I earth it please. I have searched the net and it appears I need to run a earth cable from the house side gas pipe back to the consumer unit but I can't find anywhere what size cable I should use.

    Any help much appreciated
     
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    usually 10mm in a private house. A single run with no cuts and joins. Show us a picture of your electrical incoming supply cable, service head, main fuse and consumer unit for more advice.
     
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    10mm earth cable attached to the pipework within 600mm of the meter on the users side, and before any tees in the supply. Run all the way back to the main earthing terminal. ( usually located by the consumer unit)
     
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    .... connected to the gas pipe using an earthing clamp conforming to BS951.......
     
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    Water service needs bonding, and you can provide 1 x 10mm earth cable and provided the cable is not cut, clamp it on the main water feed and then take it on to the gas main feed. Cable is then terminated on the MET / main earth terminal in or adjacent to the CU
     

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