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Old 03-10-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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grounding new 200a panel


I am installing a new semi flush 200a meter/breaker panel. the neutral meter lug is bonded to the panel, and comes into the breaker side to a common bus. There is no ground bus bar
Q- do i need to install a separate ground bus for my circuit ground(s) and ground rod, and if so, do they need to be bonded together? or can i just use the common bus for all grounds and commons if there is adequate space?

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Old 03-10-2012, 12:42 PM   #2
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Since this is a service panel you can land the neutral and grounds on the same buss. The bond screw will need to be installed.

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bond screw?
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It should come with the panel. It connects the enclosure to the buss.
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the buss came already mounted & bonded to the enclosure so i should be good to go-- thanks!
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