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Old February 14th 20, 08:46 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Earthing through plastic pipe

No you are not earthed by the water, not in my experience at any rate.

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There was an ancient (1950s) steel pipe bringing mains water into my house
under the front room and then up in the cup'd under the stairs. There
there was a stop cock and it went into copper pipe and onto the copper a
large sleeved earth wire was connected with a tag on saying "Do Not

The steel pipe was leaking so I have taken it all out and replaced with
blue plastic pipe. Was looking at the earth arrangement and wondering if I
need to earth the wiring in another way, into the ground or something, or
are we still earthed through the water in the plastic pipe out to the
outside world?