I just moved into a 2 yr old house that has a gas fireplace that's never been used. The gas company won't put in a tank until the gas line is grounded to the electrical box.
I understand I need to get 6 gauge copper wire and attached it to where the gas line connects to the fireplace using a bonding clamp, then run the wire to the panel and attach it to the ground bar. I have some questions about this....
Does the ground wire need to be encased in anything? I'll be putting it through one wall, too.
What do I use to secure the wire along the beam in the basement?
Is there a special way to connect the wire to the ground bar? Do I need to shut off the main breaker prior to connecting to the ground bar? I dont' want to get zapped!