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If I leave both points of connection open for viewing, inspecting and testing but I encased just the run of the bonding jumper. Is that going to be good for an inspector for passing?

Hi Travis,

Thank you for your question regarding inspection of bonds and welds, it is our pleasure to help.

This is a hard one to answer, as every inspector seems to have his/her own special requirements (as I’m sure you know).  But for E&S Grounding Solutions, what you have described would be perfectly fine.  Being able to visually see the bonds on both ends of a conductor will also allow the easy testing of the conductor itself via a simple ohm-meter.  While it will be possible that you have multiple parallel paths, it will at a minimum confirm that an effective path at least exists.  The best way of course would be to leave at least one end of the conductor un-welded so that a simple resistance test could verify the conductive path. 

We hope this helps!

Best regards,

The Engineering Team at E&S Grounding Solutions


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