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Main bond to stop tap


Guest Dane

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Quick Q

Priced a job up last night, no bond to gas or water.

Gas a doddle, through wall into garage, done.

Water was a different matter. Im not sure how to do this one.

The closest i can get to the stop tape without causing damage is about 2m!!!

The stop tap is in an unbelievable place.

Its in a corner of the kitchen behind a corner cabinet that obviously cant be removed, tap can only be seen if you remove washer from end of units, and look down the back about a 6" gap.

There is no way or my self, or some one tiny getting to this tap.

So do i just bond it at closest i can actually get? Other wise, means kitchen rip out job ...

Some F'in idiotic kitchen fitters about.... kitchens 2 months old! headbang

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I would do the following:

1. Bond where it is accessible

2. Fit a label inside CU stating location

3. Note on certificate

I believe people are overly pedantic about the 600mm rule, access for inspection and testing takes priority for me.

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understand with the closest possible, and the 600 rule.

although im going to have to be 3 times that distance away, with a couple of joints in the pipe i can get to.

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before any tee, bear in mind i would do my upmost to get as near as possible.. even down to hole saw a back out of a cupboard and run through the cupboards, i have never had to really i always get close to the stop tap there is always a way. (usually)

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The only way with this one, is kitchen units out. If i was to hole saw through a cupboard i still wouldnt be able to reach, as there is another boxing in in the corner where it is.

Either way i would have over 600mm to get to the stop tap its self.

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so how would the client get to the stop tap in an emergency?

im a sparky not a plumber, so really not my problem Guiness Drink

but if it was mine, remove washer, get a bit of 2 x 1 about 150cm long, notch end out. and turn tap :)

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so how would the client get to the stop tap in an emergency?

prob have to go outside, he will be happy about that when its pi*ssing it down out side and flooding inside

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Just bond it where you can get at it . Don't PartP about trying to reach the unreachable.

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