How do I test a ground?
July 25, 2007 1:36 PM Subscribe
How can I test whether something (like a cold water pipe) is a ground?
posted by blisterpack to home & garden (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've assembled a very simple, battery-powered, transistor radio using my Maxitronix 500-in-1 lab... all except for one last step. The instructions state to connect a wire to a known ground (such as a cold water pipe).
The problem is that I have no idea how to test whether something is a ground or not (despite lots of googling). Could someone tell an electronics newbie how to test for this?
I would mainly like to know just for the sake of knowing. I have a multimeter (in case it's relevant).