Water heater question


Old 06-22-01, 08:23 PM
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I am selling my house and the buyer had it inspected. The inspector said the following about my gas water heater:
"No electrical bonding noted at water lines."

Does anyone know what this means? If so, does this problem need to be addressed for efficiency or safety reasons?


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Old 06-22-01, 08:35 PM
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This sounds like more of electrical question. Generally the bonding they mentioned is grounding for the entire electrical system. Part of grounging is bonding it to the copper water lines
Old 06-22-01, 08:43 PM
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Thanks so much for your help. I have some related questions that you may be able to answer:

Do you know enough about this to recommend what I might do? Do both water lines need to be grounded? Is it easy enough to ground it myself, or should I consult with an electrician first?

Old 06-22-01, 08:59 PM
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Grounding is so important from a saftey point of view I would ask that question to the electrical forum. I have a limited understanding but I will tell you it is not the water line that is grounded it is the electrical line. If it is done right it reduces risk. There are many do's and don'ts so ask them and then decide if you need an electrician.

Good Luck

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