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Master Geek


# 177198 26-Jul-2015 09:49
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It looks they painted the earth connection together with the external wall. Looks neat, but I'm concerned about the continuity. Or should I be?

Just did a test, the resistance from earth socket in one of the room to the earth stick is about 1.2 ohm. (including a HPM extension cable and I sanded the top of the paint on earth stick a bit to get a nice contact, measured by a cheap general purpose multi meter)

Is there any codes saying that you can/cannot paint the earth connection? 


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  # 1351849 26-Jul-2015 10:07
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It should be OK.
The stick goes into the ground and it won't be painted underground.
The bit where the wires touch the ground stick should be metal to metal - so that should be OK.
I personally wouldnt bother painting it - but can't see it will hurt.....




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  # 1351855 26-Jul-2015 10:15
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robjg63: It should be OK.
The stick goes into the ground and it won't be painted underground.
The bit where the wires touch the ground stick should be metal to metal - so that should be OK.
I personally wouldnt bother painting it - but can't see it will hurt.....


It's just me thinking that the paint goes between the cable and stick, reduce the contact area.......

 
 
 
 


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  # 1351857 26-Jul-2015 10:22
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if paint can get in then there was no contact anyway

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  # 1351862 26-Jul-2015 10:39
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it will be fine,

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