I encountered two things on an inspection today for which I was looking for confirmation.
The first is the main water service pipe coming from the ground. It’s a hard metal that was curved, painted over several times. I scratched it with my finger to flake off some of the paint. You can also see the pipe fitting in the attached picture. I’ve only seen lead make a bend like this. Could it be anything else?
The second thing I saw was CSST pipe used throughout the home. I didn’t see any electrical bonding on the gas pipe near the meter in the basement (10 ft worth of hard steel pipe from ground to where it converts to CSST. I did however see what appears to be a proper bond in the attic where the end of CSST enters a hard steel manifold, and then splits off into several branches of CSST. There was the aluminum stranded green wire conductor bonded to the steel manifold but I couldn’t confirm where the wire terminated. This one is for my knowledge (I’m already calling for verification by an electrician that it’s bonded correctly): If that green wire terminates appropriately, is this bonding acceptable/adequate? Does it need bonding on the steel pipe by the meter where the pipe exits the ground? The manifold is in the upper left of the second picture: black CSST attached is supply coming from basement, yellow CSST is headed to gas appliances.