Electrical Wiring in the Home/Water shock


What does it mean when I run water in either the tub or sink and I get a electric shock.it does not happen when I take a shower but when I go to turn off the water I get shocked.

It is a grounding problem.  Make sure that the ground wire is tight from the panel to the water pipe. Also make sure there are no plastic interruptions in the metal water pipe. This includes a plastic water filter, plastic couplings, tees, etc. There must be a continuous metal path from ground wire to outside in the ground. Also make sure that the neutral wire is tight in the your panel and makes a path to power company's wires.

If you can't find a problem, you should call an electrician since it may take specialized tools and knowledge to track down the problem.
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Bob Sponaugle


Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details.

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