Earth Bonding

22 Sep 2004
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United Kingdom
I am putting in a new metal sink into a Utility room which is labelled as having to be earth bonded. I have checked the house and the metal sink in the kitchen has no bonding on it, also the taps in the bathroom have no bonding on them. The only bonding I can find is from the water inlet to the consumer unit. The pipe work in both the utility and kitchen is a mixture of copper pipes, plastic pipes and both copper (compression and soldered) and plastic push fittings.

Do I actually need to install any additional earth bonding and if so do I need to link back to before plastic pipe or fittings are used?
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kitchen and utikity are excempt aslong as there is no shower or bath in them!!

the bathroom bonding requirements have changed in the last 12months or so - a pig to install as a retrofit.
Thanks for the reply :D

Does this mean I can leave the bathroom as it is as it was fitted sometime ago, long before I moved into the house about a year ago? I have also since noticed that the taps of both the bath and sink have flexible connectors onto the pipework which are a plastic push-fit.

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