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Trucon01 12-09-2012 10:40 AM

Ground / Neutral Bar Question
 
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Hi All,

I just had a Square D QO box / breakers installed. I see that the electrician connected some neutral wires to the ground bar and some ground wires to the neutral bar. Is this normal?

Speedy Petey 12-09-2012 10:43 AM

This is a main panel. There is no neutral and ground bars. They both serve both functions.

If one were added to the panel then that would only be for grounds.

Trucon01 12-09-2012 10:45 AM

Thanks for the quick reply!!

Rochsolid 12-09-2012 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Trucon01
Hi All,

I just had a Square D QO box / breakers installed. I see that the electrician connected some neutral wires to the ground bar and some ground wires to the neutral bar. Is this normal?

No penetrox on your main lugs

brric 12-09-2012 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Rochsolid (Post 1069807)
No penetrox on your main lugs

FYI. While I use anti-oxidant on all aluminum connections, it is NOT required unless the equipment manufacturer or the wire manufacturer requires it. Square D does not require it's use.

Rochsolid 12-09-2012 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by brric
FYI. While I use anti-oxidant on all aluminum connections, it is NOT required unless the equipment manufacturer or the wire manufacturer requires it. Square D does not require it's use.

I also use it every time

Trucon01 12-09-2012 09:26 PM

He dipped all 3 feeds into his noalox bottle. If you zoom in, you can see a dark gray substance :) I made sure he used it.

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Originally Posted by Rochsolid (Post 1069807)
No penetrox on your main lugs



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