If you find CSST after inspecting your home or business, it is strongly recommended that you determine if the CSST system is properly bonded and grounded. A bonding device should be installed on your natural gas system in order to reduce the chances of a natural gas leak or fire. Bonding is provided primarily to prevent a possible electric shock to people who come in contact with the gas piping and other metal objects connected to the grounding system. Nearby lightning strikes can also result in an electrical surge and can potentially puncture a hole in the CSST. Proper bonding and grounding (click here for tech bulletin) will reduce the risk of damage and fire from a lightning strike.
Bond clamp and 6-gauge bond wire attachment
If you are unsure as to whether your home has CSST or whether it has been properly bonded and grounded, contact a licensed electrician to arrange for a professional inspection.
State Fire Marshal Ray Reynolds and Captain Ryan Young of the Altoona Fire Deptarment, in partnership with the National Association of State Fire Marshals and the Iowa Department of Public Safety, provide important information about home inspection for proper bonding of CSST.