So in my inspection today, the inspector said he wants the point where the SE-U on the load side of the meter going into the house to the service panel to have an insulated bonded bushing. I asked him if that was required because my POCO says do not ground the meter, and he said it was.
So I need this:
My POCO has an online manual here:
This manual goes into a 2 page essay about grounding and bonding, which is summarized by 2 sentences pointing at 2 x's showing that the grounding conductor does not connect to the meter. These sentences read as follows:
DO NOT RUN ORWIRE TO METER
WILL FLOW THROUGH
GROUND BUS IF
GROUND WIRE IS
CONNECTED TO METER
So my question is this, I assume that AHJ says use this bushing, I use the bushing. But it seems pointless if I am not connecting a grounding wire into the lug on the bushing. It seems clear that the POCO says do not put a wire into the bushing. Do I just put in the bushing with no wire, or do I put in a wire?
Yes I tried to clear this up with the inspector, and I did not at the time know exactly what the bushing was, so I didn't know enough to really press him on the point until it was clear to me. The 30 minutes he has office hours on Thursday coincide with a regular weekly meeting at work, and I don't expect him to be in the office the Friday before the Memorial day weekend.