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Old 11-02-2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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GFI, ARC breakers in subpanel

Just had an electrician install a 100 amp subpanel for a master bed/bath. When putting in the GFI, I discovered the white wire from the GFI to the neutral is too short to loop around. If this was a main panel, I could connect it to ground, but the ground/neutral bar is broken by code. Can I still connect it to ground?




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No. Can you rearrange the breakers to let it reach?
Have to wait for one of the pros to chime in on whether you can splice it longer or not.


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What brand panel and AFIC?

I just installed a 200A panel....the AFIC breakers I got (SquareD) had a really long neut wire....I have no doubt they would reach to the other side.

If re-arranging your breakers is not an option, then look into installing a second neutral bar in your panel. Most panels have neut and ground bars available as options..

With that said....I 'believe' yo can use wire nuts in a load center....though I personally wouldn't want to do it except as a temp measure or last resort.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:22 AM   #4
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Just splice a correct sized white wire to the breaker white wire and connect it to the existing neutral bar.

100% legal. Section 312.8 NEC.
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