Residentil building steel bonding

spencer_electricianMarch 24, 2010

I was asked a question today from a person buying a 1980's house about their home inspector noting the lack of bonding of their structural steel. They asked whether this should be added. I believe in the eyes of the code there is no difference to this than any other metallic structure. Should this be retrofit to all major separate metal structures?

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spencer_electrician

Sorry about my stupid way of spelling Residential in the subject line. Love not having an edit function as always.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2010 at 11:24PM
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brickeyee

Is it likely to become energized?

    Bookmark   March 25, 2010 at 7:23AM
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Ron Natalie

and add to Brick's question, is the steel exposed? If the answer is no, there's no NEC code requirement to bond it. Frankly I'd do so anyhow if it were up to me, but it may not be a defect.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2010 at 8:16AM
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