Testing For earth


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Fester

I've just installed a kitchen and want to test the sockets for a patent
earth. I only have a bog standard multimeter. Is there a way in which I can
do it ?

Thanks
Stu
 
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AJ

Fester said:
I've just installed a kitchen and want to test the sockets for a patent
earth. I only have a bog standard multimeter. Is there a way in which I can
do it ?

Thanks
Stu
run a wire to your main earth connection near the meter then test
between the other end and your socket earth, basically add and extension
to your multimeter lead.
 
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ARWadsworth

Fester said:
I've just installed a kitchen and want to test the sockets for a patent
earth. I only have a bog standard multimeter. Is there a way in which I can
do it ?

Thanks
Stu
What is a patent earth?

Are you trying to prove that the earth on the sockets is correct? If so
there there are ways using a mulimeter to ckeck a ring main.

HTH but I need more info.

Adam
 
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PeteZahut

ARWadsworth said:
What is a patent earth?

Are you trying to prove that the earth on the sockets is correct? If so
there there are ways using a mulimeter to ckeck a ring main.

HTH but I need more info.

Adam
Just out of interest, how would a ring main be checked with a multi-meter
for continuity, ie all the live cables connected correctly etc?
What settings would you ser the multi-meter to?
Pete
 
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