Old 03-15-03, 08:21 PM
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I am replacing a section of galvinized water line pipe with copper. I know I have to use dielectic fittings. The copper pipe will now be between to sections of galvinized pipe. The ground wire from my fuse box is on the section of galvinized pipe that was not replaced and the section which is not closest to the water meter with the ground jumper wire. Will the dielectric fittings break the ground between the two galvinized section. thus having on electical ground for my house? If so, can I use jumper wires between the copper and galvinized pipes- like around the water meter, or will the use of the jumper's void the effect of the dielectric fittings?

Old 03-16-03, 09:42 AM
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I see this hasnt been answered so I take a shot at it and if I are wrong I am sure we will hear about it. Yes, you can and should jumper across the joints. There needs to be continuity. The reason for the dialectric fittings is for corrosion and I don think this will effect that. Plumbing must be bonded.

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