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Earth Bonding - Gas Meter

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diynutter

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:46 am Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:32 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:31 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:57 pm Reply with quote

.... connected to the gas pipe using an earthing clamp conforming to BS951.......
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:36 am Reply with quote

JohnD wrote:
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.


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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