Is a bond bushing required by code to be installed on an offset nipple where one end is screwed into a myers hub mounted on the main disconnect enclosure and the other end installed into the bottom of a meter socket? These are service entrance conductors from the bottom of the meter to the top of the main disconnect(line side). Code reference please. Thanks
Inspectors in my area do not feel that a Meyers hub meets the requirements of 250.92(B)(1) thru (4), because of the neoprene gasket, and would require a bonding bushing in the case you describe. Meyers hubs with bonding means are available.
I have had discussion with inspectors in my area and they feel that standard Myers hubs are acceptable. I haven’t spent much time looking through the UL directors but did look up the UL file number (E-27258) for the Basic hubs in Steve’s link. There is a note at the bottom of the UL page that says “suitable for use with service entrance conduit”.
Speaking of “suitable for use with service entrance conduit”. Is an off-set nipple “suitable for use with service entrance conduit”? NEC doesn't seem to touch on it in 230.43, but does UL list these thin die cast parts as “suitable for use with service entrance conduit”? I wouldn't use them as I don't think they have the physical strength to protect service conductors. As far as die cast parts go, a bolt on hub is made a lot stronger, like four or more times as strong as an off-set nipple. The area I work in will only accept IMC or RMC. And, I have never seen an off-set nipple used for any part of a service, other than on this forum a while back.
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