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Author Topic: Zinc worktop + copper pipe = expensive battery?  (Read 719 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2017, 08:08:28 AM »

Hi acresswell

Looking at your replies its clear that SWMBO has her heart set on the zinc sink (szinc  hysteria)

If you separate the tap from the szinc  facepalm you wont have the problem, you don't have a wall to set the tap to in order to achieve the isolation BUT could you use a stone / slate / wooden Newel post set in to the floor or fixed to the floor with brackets?

The zinc metalwork could be formed around the post in an island style or formed to abut the newel post?

I think the finished item will look amazing but there is a lot of work involved and is not for the feint hearted.  Thinking on I would say to use Welsh slate (I would I live in wales  Grin) as you can use cut and dressed sections to form a boxed column with a hidden centre for the pipework.

Hope that helps with regards to inspiration?

Moxi
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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2017, 09:12:35 AM »

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Wiring regulations no longer require earth bonding of sinks. It used to be done to maintain an equipotential zone. The requirement now is to bond metal pipes where they enter the house. Connecting unnecessary earths to metal sinks is now considered to increase the danger of electric shock by providing a return path for something else live in the area (via a person touching both).
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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2017, 10:21:29 PM »

Hi acresswell

Looking at your replies its clear that SWMBO has her heart set on the zinc sink (szinc  hysteria)

If you separate the tap from the szinc  facepalm you wont have the problem, you don't have a wall to set the tap to in order to achieve the isolation BUT could you use a stone / slate / wooden Newel post set in to the floor or fixed to the floor with brackets?

The zinc metalwork could be formed around the post in an island style or formed to abut the newel post?

I think the finished item will look amazing but there is a lot of work involved and is not for the feint hearted.  Thinking on I would say to use Welsh slate (I would I live in wales  Grin) as you can use cut and dressed sections to form a boxed column with a hidden centre for the pipework.

Hope that helps with regards to inspiration?

Moxi

Thank you - I will keep thinking!
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2017, 10:21:53 PM »

For the record...
Wiring regulations no longer require earth bonding of sinks. It used to be done to maintain an equipotential zone. The requirement now is to bond metal pipes where they enter the house. Connecting unnecessary earths to metal sinks is now considered to increase the danger of electric shock by providing a return path for something else live in the area (via a person touching both).

That's good news!  Thank you
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