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.
Originally Posted by Square Eye
Dangerous advice? Try this one;
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.