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Is earthing clamp required for towel rad on rcd protected cu

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by garrymum, 26 May 2014.

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    Hi

    I am replacing a conventional radiator in a bathroom with a chrome towel radiator. The previous radiator DID have an earthing strap connected. I have been told (not by an electrician) that earth bonding on rads is not required if your CU is RCD protected. Our CU does have an rcd switch.

    If earth bonding is required, is it possible to just connect to the copper pipes behind the wall? Don't really want an earthing strap connected to my chrome radiator!

    Thank you.
     
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    Either way you do not need to clamp the nice new radiator.

    If bonding is necessary - only determined by test measurements - it can be attached to the pipes.
     
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    Thank you both for your replies.
    In the end I did fit the earth clamp to the pipe work.
     
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