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Old 10-13-2008, 04:46 PM  
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WOW! OK, real nice.
It's a good thing you are not in the US then. Messing with the electric in a place you are renting would not be legal.

Do they not have landlords in Israel???
lol, its really a long story..

i was paying about 1300 nis / 3.5 =$
she reduced me to 1000 nis cause she wants to sell the entier property. she said she is reducting my rent cause she couldnt care less to improving the place since the property is for sale.. thats where i come in. i have a landlord who i dont ever see. i just deposit her money once a month via transfer..

once i connect the ground to a metal pipe will the volate on my ground go away?

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once i connect the ground to a metal pipe will the volate on my ground go away?
Sure. Why not.


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Just to clarify, since my post was so misunderstood lol...

The wire from your water pipe was to be connected to one lead on the meter, the other meter lead was to check for voltage on each ground wire. I have no idea what you have as far as grounding, whether grounding rods or plumbing ground. But if you're being shocked when bare foot in your home, a water pipe ground is a good indicator of where the fault is in the grounding system. I never said connect the water pipe to your panel as a permanent ground.


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Square, I was merely stating that a "water pipe" is not an automatic source of ground as far as the electrical system goes. EVEN if it is in contact with the earth.
If it is not bonded to the electrical system then it serves NO purpose and will not give any sort of accurate reading no matter what you are trying to test.

And yes, if this ground is left in place it could very well be dangerous. It seems as if the OP does not care what he does as long as the final result is what he wants. Even in a place he rents.
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I guess I was also misunderstood.
I was being sarcastic since my attempt at giving safe advice was being ignored. See the little rollie eyes thing?

Good luck with this guys.
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Well speedy, what would you do?
Why not help the guy out?
Where would you start looking for the trouble?
Why not help and leave the sarcasm alone when someone's asking for advice?

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For one thing because I do sarcasm so well.


I have NO idea AT ALL what the electrical systems are like in that part of the world, so I have no place giving advice on what he should do.
I have some idea of things he should not do, but that's about it.

Do you even know if this is 120/240v or 220V?

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Scroll down to "I":
http://www.kropla.com/electric2.htm

220v, 50Hz

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Well... ok

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any other helpful suggestions please???

i just want to know if 2V for a ground wire is normal

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yep, that could be inductance. Could be anything. 2 volts shouldn't be shocking you though. By far, the best possible thing you could do, is to find a friend experienced with electrical.. Even better would be to get someone licensed to check your wiring. The things I suggested are merely a very basic test to see why you're getting shocked when you touch metal in your home. If you had found a ground wire that had full voltage or near full voltage, you would have been able to trace that circuit and fix the problem.

You still might consider going back through and checking the wire inside your junction boxes and in your outlet boxes for skinned, even tiny nicks on the wire's insulation where the wire touches the boxes. Check for screws that could have penetrated the insulation, check the wire at the point where it enters the boxes. It doesn't take much to become a big problem.



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