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Residentil building steel bonding

Posted by spencer_electrician (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 24, 10 at 22:32

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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RE: Residentil building steel bonding

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

RE: Residentil building steel bonding

Is it likely to become energized?

RE: Residentil building steel bonding

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.

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