The Residential Bypass Meter Bar for Your Everyday Needs

The Residential Bypass Meter Bar for Your Everyday Needs

The Residential Bypass Meter Bar for Your Everyday Needs

Gas utilities are always looking for new ways to simplify the necessary services performed on a meter while also making the process even safer. As a tough challenge to conquer, natural gas product manufacturers understand that not just any solution will suffice…until bypass technology came along. Since 2006, A.Y. McDonald has been providing products that contain a bypass option and we’re not slowing down anytime soon. One of these sought after solutions would include the 6410 Meter Bar.

In general, bypass technology applies to gas parts that allow maintenance and service of any kind without interrupting gas flow for the consumer. A.Y. McDonald currently utilizes bypass technology by offering meter bars, valves, and even a Portable Bypass Kit that, when used correctly, lead to the following benefits:

  • No loss of pilot lights
  • No interruption in service or loss in flow capacity
  • Meter change-outs can be performed anytime, 12 months a year
  • The gas supply is always ready and regulated to the correct pressure

While there are multiple natural gas distribution meter bars, A.Y. McDonald is the only one to create a patented, self-contained residential bypass meter bar, recognized as our 6410 series. This means there is no need for additional hoses, regulators, bottles, or any special tools. Continue reading to learn about the features that surround this product:

  • Cast iron and brass construction
  • ¾” or 1” connections
  • 6” centerline
  • For up to class 425 meters
  • FNPT side inlet x side insulated union outlet
  • Comes with re-lube valves
  • 5 PSIG rated
  • Includes industry proven locking design for theft protection
  • Comes standard with a pressure tap
  • NOTE: These bars are intended for use with natural, manufactured, and LP gas only

Every bypass meter bar is designed with the strength and rigidity to support the assembly, which is why A.Y. McDonald’s residential bypass meter bar is built the way it is. The 6410 series consists of two custom made valves – the inlet and outlet, which are integral to the casting. Each valve’s three oversized ports allow for a full flow in multiple directions during the bypass procedure. These characteristics are just a preview to how simple meter change-outs and replacements can become with the 6410 series. Watch the video below for complete step-by-step installation instructions:

As long as the demand for bypass technology keeps rising, A.Y. McDonald will continue to offer high quality meter bars, valves, and, most recently, the Portable Bypass Kit to those who want to experience the many benefits of this option. While functional, safe, and durable, our 6410 meter bar sets a new standard for gas utilities on residential applications!

For more information on Self-Contained Residential Bypass Meter Bars, feel free to contact A.Y. McDonald’s Customer Service department at 1-800-292-2737, fill out our contact form, or take the AYU course.