Painted Water Pipe And Cold Water Ground

One of the biggest problems for electrical wires, is poor electrical connections. In the picture above, someone spray-painted the house and got over spray on the cold water supply pipe.

This would've been okay, if no one was planning on connecting a cold water grounds to the copper cold water supply line. This type of electrical ground isn't going to be as effective as it would have been, if someone wouldn't have spray-painted the pipe.

Home Repair Tip: This one shouldn't be too hard to fix, but we're going to need to use a different type of cold water ground connector. You shouldn't use different types of metals in a situation like this.

If you have a copper pipe and you're going to be installing a cold water ground with copper electrical wiring, the cold water ground should also be made from copper.

After you remove the galvanized cold water ground, you should sand the paint off of the copper pipe. This will give you a good solid electrical connection.

After you have cleaned all of the paint off of the area where you're going to be installing your new cold water ground, you can proceed to the next step of installing the new cold water ground correctly.