Originally Posted by TTW
""" This type of meter does not require a jumper because removal will not interupt the bonding path. """
Uh, that last meter happens to be the one in my basement, it's a photo I posted earlier today. There are two unions there. If you unscrew the 2 unions and pull out the meter assembly the only thing connecting the piping is air. Last I knew air is not a good conductor.
The meter is removed by taking apart the unions on either side of the meter. Not the connections (which may be soldered) above and below the meter yoke. Removal of the meter does not
interupt the grounding electrode path. Removal of the yoke will
interupt the GEC path. I have the same yoke.
I should clarify that if the connections for the yoke are soldered, I do not require the bonding jumper because the fittings cannot easilly be disassembled. If the fitttings for the yolk are not soldered then I require the bonding jumper. Either way removal of the water meter will not break the GEC path.
Here is a better picture of the yoke;
Removal of this meter will not interupt the GEC path and if the yoke connections are soldered, no jumper is required.