Originally Posted By: James D Mosier
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Reading about grounding, neutrals and such in other threads, and trying to learn as much as possible about home inspection BEFORE starting my business I have a question about grounding.
In my 7 yr old house I have two bare copper wires exiting my service panel. One goes to a ground rod outside which makes sense. The other clamps to the main water line on my side of the water meter. It is connected about 20 feet from the water meter. There is no jumper around the meter and even if there was the supply pipe comming through the wall (before the meter) is plastic.
Is this proper? Is the idea here to ground the water system?
Someone also mentioned that the hot, cold and gas pipes at the water heater should be bonded. I don't have this either.