CSST Grounding – Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing Grounding

If you find CSST in your home or business, it is strongly recommended that you determine if the CSST system is properly bonded and grounded. In order to reduce the chances of a natural gas leak or fire a bonding device should be installed. Bonding is used to prevent an electric shock to someone who would come in contact with the gas piping and other metal objects connected to the grounding system. Lightning strikes can result in an electrical surge and can possibly puncture a hole in the CSST. Proper bonding and grounding will reduce the risk of damage and fire from a lightning strike.

In the United States, the threat of lightning to a building or home is not a part of the mandated national model building codes. It is up to the building owner or homeowner to perform a lightning assessment. Therefore, most homes and buildings are not designed to withstand, damage from lightning. It is no wonder why the annual loss due to lightning damage is almost $800 million.

Without a proper grounding, businesses and homeowners are vulnerable to a lightning strike. Upon inspection, you should find that the house’s electrical system has a grounded connection to provide a safe operation. If other systems are connected to the electrical system those systems should be “bonded” to the electrical ground. Bonding means to install a wire from the bonded component to the electrical system ground.

Grounding DIagram

All systems that are bonded to the electrical system will have the same electrical potential so that they will all be energized at the same rate. Consequently, if the system is struck by lightning the chances that the lightning energy will jump from one system to the other is reduced because all of those systems are at an equal electrical state.

However, if other systems in the house are not bonded they will have a different electrical potential. In the event that lightning strikes those systems then it is possible that the electricity may have a lower resistance to ground.

Bottom line, bonding is provided to prevent a possible electric shock to someone who would come in contact with the gas piping and other metal objects connected to the grounding system. Proper bonding and grounding will reduce the risk of damage and fire from a lightning strike.

For further information about CSST and the importance of grounding your CSST system, please contact Barney’s Electric at 972-771-9464. For your convenience, you may also request services from our site.

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Cale Watts
Cale Watts

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

I submitted an online request at 9pm one evening for some electrical work I needed on a newly constructed patio cover. Barney called me around 7:30am the following morning! Now that's a fast response time! The work needed to be completed asap and had to be coordinated with my builder. They coordinated perfectly with my builder's schedule. They got the work done fast. And this was all done with very short notice!  They were prompt, professional, courteous, and very informative. They even gave me free advice on a non-related issue that is going to save me hundreds of dollars. They did excellent work and cleaned up afterward! I will definitely be using them on other properties and upcoming projects in the near future.  I highly recommend Barney's Electric! 

 

Linda Brown
Linda Brown

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Very happy with his business. Came on time and finished in a timely manner. Will certainly use him again.

Joanna Rich
Joanna Rich

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

I'm new to Rockwall and needed an electrician out as soon as possible due to a circuit breaker not turning back on. Jason worked with me on timing to make sure he was here before the AC company - arriving at my home within two hours of my first contact! Amazing service and they will be my first call for any future electrical work.