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 Post subject: Earthing a DIY lamp
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:20 pm 
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I'm making a ceiling light from copper pipes. For the light fittings I'm hoping to use GU10 sockets. the ones I have bought have 2 lead wires. I'm hoping to make a structure out of brass pipes which will splice 11 GU10 sockers together from a single electric feed. I'm wondering if it is enough to put and earth clamp on the copper tubing near where I connect the mains (UK) and connect the earth wire from the mains connection and then just feed the main circuit through the pipes to the gu10 connections ?

Would this be safe or have I misunderstood the earthing process ?


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 Post subject: Re: Earthing a DIY lamp
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:33 pm 
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So long as it is a secure and good electrical connection I see no problem, providing you maintain continuity through out the fitting.

Connecting 11 lamp holders to one supply cable will be interesting

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