Re: Grounding for solar panels / solar arch

Patrick McAneny

I have wondered ,should the  electric motor on toilets be bonded? They have contact with the sea ,don't know if any metal parts are in contact though,like the impeller shaft. My zincs are eroding ,so suspect I have a leak somewhere. Can electric flow from a toilet back to the sea through the hose to the seacock?

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From: Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy) <svtrilogy53@...>
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Sent: Tue, Jan 28, 2020 1:26 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Grounding for solar panels / solar arch

Yikes, ok. Thanks Alan. I'll need to remedy this.

Do the metal parts in the exhaust systems qualify for bonding as well then? The muffler on my main engine is metal and the fittings on the generator's nonmetal muffler are also metal. The engine's muffler is bolted to the angle-iron frame, so maybe it's already bonded? I will check. Or perhaps none of this counts as these metal parts and the seawater in contact are isolated, not connected to the rest of the ocean or other parts of the boat? I don't think it would hurt to bond them... would it?

Appreciate the help.

SV Trilogy - SM23
Opua, NZ

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