Gas Line Bonding
“Get High Quality Gas Line Bonding Services Delivered to You from the Volt Doctors Today!”
A lot of people have gas line bonding problems, and most people don’t have any idea what to do when they face this problem. The best course of action is to call an experienced electrician repair service such as the Volt Doctors so that you get high quality service and peace of mind at affordable rates.
However, you do need to learn more about gas line bonding and its important. So let’s take a look at the different
Types of gas lines first. The most common types are:
- Yellow corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST)
- Flexible appliance connectors
- Copper tubing
- Black iron/galvanized pipe
- Black (conductive jacketed) CSST products
- CSST (Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing) is a commonly found type of gas line, which home inspectors will check when examining proper bonding.
If you had gas piping system installed or modified after 1990, the chances that CSST was installed is very high. In recent years, when there were many reports of damage and fires caused from CSST use, the National Electrical Code (NEC) decided to insert a new section, which required that gas lines should be bonded directly to the service grounded conductor of all homes.
This meant that CSST manufacturers had to perform even more rigorous testing on direct bonding, in order to be sure that there is going to be a massive reduction in possible damage caused by CSST, if lighting strikes happened. Now all CSST manufactures recommend that direct bonding of CSST with the house electrical system ground should be done with a 6 AWG copper wire or something equal to it.
Here is a short timeline of the existence of CSST’s:
- 1990 – CSST launch in U.S. market
- 2000’s – Reports of lightning damage evaluated
- 2006 – All manufacturer’s instructions now require bonding of yellow CSST
- 2009 – Gas codes upgraded, requiring direct bonding of CSST
- 2011- NFPA 70 National Electric Code added CSST bonding reference
- 2011 NEC code now directly refers to the bonding of CSST in section 250.104 (B)
If you want to install CSST gas line or you feel that it has not been correctly bonded, then get in touch with the Volt Doctors. We will send our licensed electricians to make sure that your home is properly bonded and completely safe. You can also reach out to us for a consultation and a free estimate for gas line bonding services.