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    Default Gas pipe line in kitchen

    The gas pipe line in the kitchen has a black wire coming from the basement as well. Is this a grounding wire and if so where does it attach to the stove? This is a hundred year old house so I am not sure if the Whirlpool 465 Super Capacity stove even needs to be attach to this wire. I just want to be sure it is safe to use the stove with only the gas line hooked up. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Gas pipe line in kitchen

    There shouldn't be any electrical wires touching the gas line.
    Have you followed where the other end of this wire goes?
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    Default Re: Gas pipe line in kitchen

    It looks like the other end of the wire is attached to one of the water pipe lines in the basement. I guess it's the grounding wire? (not sure) Thanks for responding. Is it supposed to be connected to anything or do I just let it be?
    Last edited by BJN; 08-12-2008 at 06:46 PM. Reason: Wanted to ask another question.

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    Default Re: Gas pipe line in kitchen

    I'm guessing your stove is gas?

    If so do you have a grounded receptacle close by for plugging in a cord for the accessories on the stove?

    I have no idea what this wire was used for but it sounds like an improper butch ground wire.
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    Default Re: Gas pipe line in kitchen

    By "grounded receptacle" I guess you mean electrical outlet. Yes the outlets are grounded. And I see where the plug is grounded on the back of the stove itself (I am guessing the green wire b/c we just got an electric dryer).

    Maybe before the electric was all knob and tube (still have some)they used a different way to ground the house wiring(I don't know). So if the electric outlets are already
    grounded then I should not have a problem?

    Thanks for your help.

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    Default Re: Gas pipe line in kitchen

    Sounds like you're good to go.

    By the way ... you might want to remove that wire.


    Happy cooking
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    Default Re: Gas pipe line in kitchen

    Quote Originally Posted by canuk View Post
    Sounds like you're good to go.

    By the way ... you might want to remove that wire.


    Happy cooking
    Canuk , you seem to be freaked out about that wire . Why ?

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    Default Re: Gas pipe line in kitchen

    Yep ... don't like the idea of any chance of energized gas lines.
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    Default Re: Gas pipe line in kitchen

    I think I read somewhere that some jurisdictions require a metal gas line to be bonded . I was just curious .

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    Default Re: Gas pipe line in kitchen

    Really?!?!
    The gas company and inspectors around here would freak if they say any homes' electrical ground or cables in contact with the internal gas lines.
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