Bonding issue

ajw22

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doc8404

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Sep 13, 2015
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Rome, NY
One other thing.
Stupid I know.

Set meter to ohms.

Touched one probe to bonding wire and one to the hot. Tripped the breaker.
 

doc8404

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Sep 13, 2015
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Rome, NY
Forgot about this.
Sounds like new pump
 

cj133

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May 6, 2018
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NJ
That 2.5 volts neutral to ground is your tingle. You should not have current leakage to ground.
I'm going to respectfully disagree.
My opinion is that 2.5 volts is the voltage drop across the neutral and is expected with a load on the circuit. It doesn't mean there's any leakage.
 

doc8404

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Sep 13, 2015
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Rome, NY
When I google “neutral to ground leakage” most pages say under 2 is normal. Some say 3v.

Regardless, I ordered a pump last night.
 

cj133

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May 6, 2018
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NJ
When I google “neutral to ground leakage” most pages say under 2 is normal. Some say 3v.

Regardless, I ordered a pump last night.
The thing is, you're going to see the same thing with the new pump.
Honestly, you should have an electrician come in.
 

doc8404

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Sep 13, 2015
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May do that if new pump doesn’t fix it.

What else could it be?

Thing is, 1-2 years ago due to seal leak And corrosion I considered a new pump.

Electricity is 10.9 cents/kWh here.

Both good reasons to snag the dual speed I found on sale (same pump I posted but different source).
 

cj133

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May 6, 2018
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NJ
appreciate the reply.

Why do you think i'm going to feel a tingle with the new pump?

I honestly don't know that you're feeling a tingle with the old pump. Perhaps it was the angle you had your finger at vs the water flow.

What I'm saying is you're still going to see the 2.5V+- difference between neutral and ground with the pump running.

That's why I'm saying if you have a concern, you should have it checked out.
 
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doc8404

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I honestly don't know that you're feeling a tingle with the old pump. Perhaps it was the angle you had your finger at vs the water flow.

What I'm saying is you're still going to see the 2.5V+- difference between neutral and ground with the pump running.

That's why I'm saying if you have a concern, you should have it checked out.
Thanks. I sent the electrician a message.

Something is giving me a tingle.

As I stated earlier,
Finger in skimmer it tingles.
Wife shuts off pump using switch on pump, tingle stops.