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Old 07-16-2010, 12:18 PM   #16
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Thanks! My questions have been answered. I am still skeptical about marriage, but that is a question for a different forum.

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Thanks! My questions have been answered. I am still skeptical about marriage, but that is a question for a different forum.
Glad to hear your a satisfied customer. I'm not going near the marriage question.....

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If you are worried about all that shiney copper in there, you could wrap them in green tape, or paint them with insulating rubber paint.
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Let's see, can you connect any two 14 gauge incoming neutrals to a 10 gauge pigtail in order to conserve holes in the bus bar? (or two 12 gauge neutrals to a #8 pigtail?) This would satisfy current carrying requirements although I am not sure about logistics for example making it easier to fail to disconnect something when needed during repairs.
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If the neutrals are from the SAME circuit you can pigtail them. Otherwise the current would add and you could have 30 amp through a singel #14 wire if you pigtailed whites from two circuits together.
Pigtailing hots automatically makes them on the same circuit so the current adding problem does not exist.
Thanks for the clarification. This is what I was thinking but it didn't come out that way when I typed it....
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Sorry but in my opinion what you are suggesting is in violation of NEC 408.41 same circuit or not.
It would be true that if you were running two circuits from a single pole breaker that both would be the 'same circuit' and protected at 15 amps only. Squared d breakers would allow this type of circuit. However connecting the two grounded conductors at the panelboard then pigtailing to a single termination is a bad practice and IMO is not considered nor the intent of 408.41.
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I would agree with Stubbie. Pigtailing the neutrals together and upsizing the pigtail is not something I would do.

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