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Inspector wants the gas line in a commercial kitchen bonded. There’s an EMT run next to the gas line but he won’t let me bond to that, he says it needs to go to the panel. I’m not going to fight him on it, I’m just wondering why. I’m in a new town and I don’t want to get on the wrong side of an inspector so I’m asking you guys. 😊
 

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Is it black iron gas pipe? Does your codes allow the wiring within appliances to be suitable for bonding of black iron? I know the stainless flex stuff is a different story, at least down here.
 

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If somebody messes with that conduit run, the gas pipe bond could be lost. It would be the same consideration for a metallic water pipe; bond it back to the panel.
If anybody messes with anything, it could be lost. How many times have you seen a plumber change out a water tank and leave the bond dangling?

Anyway, you gave a reasonable explanation so I shouldn’t be snarky. 😊
 

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Inspector wants the gas line in a commercial kitchen bonded. There’s an EMT run next to the gas line but he won’t let me bond to that, he says it needs to go to the panel. I’m not going to fight him on it, I’m just wondering why. I’m in a new town and I don’t want to get on the wrong side of an inspector so I’m asking you guys. 😊
Is there some special amendment in that province?

Like nrp3 mentioned, gas appliances are already bonded through the wiring so a threaded gas pipe to the appliance does not need another bond

This is from 2021 Canadian code 10-700 Appendix B

“It should also be noted that the requirement in Rule 10-700 c) to provide equipotential bonding to a
metal gas piping system is not intended to apply to metal gas tubing. Attempts to bond metal gas tubing
with conventional bonding means can create a hazardous situation where the tubing can be punctured
by installation of the bonding means or by arcing between improperly secured bonding means during
faults or lightning strikes
 

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Is there some special amendment in that province?

Like nrp3 mentioned, gas appliances are already bonded through the wiring so a threaded gas pipe to the appliance does not need another bond

2021 Canadian code 10-700 Appendix B

It should also be noted that the requirement in Rule 10-700 c) to provide equipotential bonding to a
metal gas piping system is not intended to apply to metal gas tubing. Attempts to bond metal gas tubing
with conventional bonding means can create a hazardous situation where the tubing can be punctured
by installation of the bonding means or by arcing between improperly secured bonding means during
faults or lightning strikes
Yes, it appears to be a BC thing. These are strictly gas appliances, no wiring.
 
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