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Old 10-04-2012, 01:11 PM   #16
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Then we need to affirm your main bonding jumper. This is generally a screw or other conductive means to join (bond) the neutral bar(s) to the metal of the panel. This is critical if the grounds rely on the metal of the panel to move fault currents to the neutral bus and ultimitely the service neutral so that your fuses can open.
Here's a better picture of the neutral bars. I assume (hope) you're referring to the large screw in the middle with the large white wire. If not I think I'm in trouble lol.

As for the grounds, I looked a little closer and found another grounding bar in the top left hand corner of the panel, which is where the rest of the wires are grounded to. There are some with up to 3 wires in one hole. Is this ok?

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Old 10-04-2012, 01:50 PM   #17
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Now I don't see the pic.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:59 PM   #18
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Now I don't see the pic.
Haha yes the link would help...



my bad!
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They show for me ... maybe you can see them now ?
Nope. I'll check at home. Probabley some sort of filter on the proxy.
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Rather than starting another post I figured I'd ask this here as well. Is it legal/safe to connect 5 14 gauge wires together in an octagon box. The box appears to be 2 inches deep. It has 5 wires going in (5 black, 5 white, 5 bare) all 5 are wire nutted together. The base has a pigtail also that goes to the green ground screw. From what I can see there is one wire bringing power. From there 1 other wire connect to a ceiling fan/light, while the other three go to three separate outlets. Two of these don't go anywhere else while the third appears to go to two more outlets...

This seems like a lot of wires for one junction so I just want to make sure...
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I did a little research and think that the box is one cubic ft. short. From my calculations the ten wires count to 20, plus 1 for the ground, plus 1 as the box has two built in clips. 22 cubic feet in a 21 cubic foot max box. I think I'll be getting an add on. Can someone confirm this?
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Presumably you mean cu. inches. Straighten out your units and post question as a new thread.
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Presumably you mean cu. inches. Straighten out your units and post question as a new thread.
What? We all know he means inches!
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We do but he doesn't. You want to believe his arithmetic when he can't get the units right?
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We do but he doesn't. You want to believe his arithmetic when he can't get the units right?
How does this help him with his question?
Stop being so condescending.
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i can't tell you what is best and what is not. all i can do is state what i am seeing in the pictures, the four bars look to be all connected(bonded?) to the main Nutral, the two that are off set seam to be lower so that you can pass the wires under the other set. It also seams very clean an unoxidized for such an out dated load center/fuse box since it uses fuses not circut breakers
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i can't tell you what is best and what is not. all i can do is state what i am seeing in the pictures, the four bars look to be all connected(bonded?) to the main Nutral, the two that are off set seam to be lower so that you can pass the wires under the other set. It also seams very clean an unoxidized for such an out dated load center/fuse box since it uses fuses not circut breakers
Well that's a bonus. Thanks. As fat as the cubic feet as opposed to cubic inches... Ya my bad...

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