With the cost of copper being so high, I see the plumbers using non-metallic piping for the supply lines in new construction. They quite often use short pieces of copper (about 12 to 24") at the fixtures. Should we be concerned about these scattered piping sections some of them are maybe 6 feet long. Do the inspectors as for compliance per 250.104(A)(1)?
Welcome to our world. I haven't seen metal pipe here in years but the faucets are still some kind of metal. I feel your pain. I don't think there is anything definate but bear in mind the "may become energized" language and look at the installed equipment. I like the "EGC of the equipment likely to energize" concept. I would want them to grab the EGC of an insta'hot or things like that to bond nearby plumbing. I am not sure you do anything with a corian sink, metal faucet and no nearby equipment.
[This message has been edited by gfretwell (edited 09-19-2006).]
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