@KitRedgrave @shatteredgears I mean, I wouldn't do it unless you have to, but tap water in most places is marginally conductive: you're not going to want to discharge large arrays of capacitors into it, but it's better than nothing for "I just need a link to ground, it's okay if it's also a megaohm resistor" if you've got some PVC kicking about.
(Mostly though, if you don't have grounded outlets, your pipes are probably made of a good conductor.)
@KitRedgrave Yeah, I've used those, I'm just curious about how they differentiate actual Earth from some floating ground. Maybe I'll look into it at some point.
(And it's basically fine, as long as the water is an easier path to ground than you are, and unless you're piping in distilled water, it is.)
@KitRedgrave Kind of curious how one tells this. I'll also point out that most plumbing can be used as a ground if you need more of them. (If the pipe is conductive and can be expected to be constantly supplied with water, anyway. Not that I've done this ever, of course. *looks around*)
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