This is confusing. I’m working for a multi inspector firm which demands we call out the lack of a bonding clamp on the gas meter at the gas piping inlet to the structure as a deficiency. From what I understand, this (the clamp) was implemented as code in 2012. I prefer to test the piping for bonding against the electrical system with a continuity tester. I believe this is fine except when yellow CSST is present. The bonding requirements are difficult to understand. Personally, I prefer to check with a continuity tester and tell my client it is bonded whether there is a clamp on the gas meter or not. But the firm is asking me to cease this and recommend a pro for their liability.
My problem is, if I recommend a contractor review the system to determine if the CSST is bonded correctly, (at the expense of my client), what is that professional going to do to determine it’s correct? Is it a continuity test that anyone can do? Or do they need to visually inspect the bonding connection where ever it may be?
Are there any years of construction that are more likely to be dangerous?
What professional would I call to get the full information? I’m guessing a licensed plumber but perhaps a master electrician, or maybe both.
This is a subject I wish I knew everything about. It is a potentially dangerous condition and I would like the confidence to explain the details and save my clients the fees of bringing in a pro if I’m able to check this myself.
Can someone please comment on my points above? I know it’s probably better to just recommend a pro and be done with it but I’d like to know the specifics so I can ease their minds if it’s really ok or if not, make sure they understand the concerns.
In the end, I’ll do what my firm requires but I’d sure like to understand this completely.
Thank you -