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    Arrow Any body bond or ground the gas meter

    Does the 2008 NEC require that we bond or ground the gas meter in a sfd.

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    I don't. Matter of fact, the gas company in my area claims that will mess up their cathodic protection system. I don't know if that's true or not.

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    Whats a cathodic protection system?

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    its ok to bond gas pipe but you cant use it as a GEC. local codes might be different. i dont bond the gas pipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckofdurham
    Does the 2008 NEC require that we bond or ground the gas meter in a sfd.
    Won't it be bonded through the EGC of the appliances?

    Second to last sentence of 250.104(B)

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    I'm wiring a house in Chatam County NC, I,m told the inspections require you to run a seperate ground from the main panel all the way to the meter. This house has a 400 amp service and the gas meter is on the other side of the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris kennedy
    Won't it be bonded through the EGC of the appliances?

    Second to last sentence of 250.104(B)
    thats how its bonded. but i dont physically run a conductor and bond it to the service.

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    I believe part of the issue in regards to bonding of gas pipes today has developed due to CSST (corrugated stainless steel tubing - the flexible gas piping - Gastite, Wardflex, etc...). The manufacturers have their own installation instructions that go beyond the NEC requirement of 250.104(B).

    NYS has put together a committee to deal with the situation, and if I am not mistaken, the state wide code will be amended to deal with the issue, plumbing and electrical.

    I can also say that one of the methods of dealing with this in NYS may ultimately lead to the banning of CSST installations in the state.
    I will let you guys know when I hear...I have been invited to sit at the meetings.
    Instructor, Industry Advocate

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckofdurham
    I'm wiring a house in Chatam County NC, I,m told the inspections require you to run a seperate ground from the main panel all the way to the meter. This house has a 400 amp service and the gas meter is on the other side of the house.
    I work in chatham county , NC also-- you are talking about CSST or gastite gas lines. Yes you must bond that back to the panel.

    Edit: I guess I should have read Pierre's statement first.

    Be careful in Chatham I have had them tell me to bond the CSST pipe with a #4 to the ground rod. This, of course, is not what the manufacturer states. Unfortunately I cannot get an installation instruction that is consistent. I refuse to bond them now. I tell the gas people, you install it , then you bond it. I do not want the liability.
    Last edited by Dennis Alwon; 01-20-08 at 01:40 PM.

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    In Manalapan NJ. we run a number 2 copper to gas meter if the water pipe is plastic. Even if we have a CEE we still have to do it.

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