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I live in a flying freehold and doing a renovation found a yellow and green ground wire that goes nowhere from the property below.Is it safe to cut it?

  • Does your building have lightning rods or lightning arrestors? – Harper May 22 at 15:36
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    "Goes nowhere" as in you found an end, and you're absolutely sure you didn't cut it in finding the end? Is the end corroded and green/dark, or somewhat shiny copper? Also, what does a "flying freehold" mean for those of us where that's not a common term? – Ecnerwal May 22 at 15:36
  • Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. We'll need a lot more info before we can help you. Perhaps a picture of the wire? Any reason why you don't want to avoid the problem by tucking this wire back where it came from? – Daniel Griscom May 22 at 17:18
  • @Ecnerwal - from Wikipedia - "Flying freehold is an English legal term to describe a freehold which overhangs or underlies another freehold. Common cases include a room situated above a shared passageway in a semi-detached house, or a balcony which extends over a neighbouring property." – Jon Custer May 22 at 18:23
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    Sounds like it might "go somewhere" as in to a grounding/ earthing system somewhere below, rather than just to the next thing down the stack. – Ecnerwal May 22 at 18:26

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