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 To Ground or not to ground!
Author: SinatraFan (FL)

I am nearly done with my outdoor kitchen project. I have a cabinet with propane tanks with L copper lines going to the gas cooking appliances. The LP cabinet is aluminum, the kitchen cabinet frame is made of galvanized steel and the wall behind the cooking appliances has a metal stud frame. As I was trying to install the last two stainless cabinets, I was playing TWISTER trying to install some permanent shims and was contorted (60 year old out of shape dude that I am) and while in a strange funky position, I thought I felt electrical current from the frame. I immediately freaked out a bit and thought WTF, so I pulled out a multimeter and tested the hell out of the frame touching the frame to a ground wire in an outlet and got 0.00 volts. So, perhaps I just pinched a nerve. Old age sucks!

But that really got me thinking. I have not intentionally installed any ground wires to the frames nor the LP cabinet.


Should the entire structure be grounded to prevent the framing/cabinet from being accidentally electrically energized? Does this pose additional risk to those propane tanks? Please let me know. Thanks in advance.

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