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Old 04-16-2007, 12:37 PM   #1
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For a licenses electrician: I have a 208A main panel with neutral bars on
either side of the hot bars. The two neutrals are tied together. I am
told that each circuit connecting to the panel must connect the neutral
wire on the same side that I hookup the hot wire to.

Is this right and why?

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Old 04-16-2007, 05:47 PM   #2
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Hey whoever told you that is wrong. The neutral bar is the neutral bar if your hots are on the left there is no reason you couldn't put the neutral on the right.

On the other hand there is no reason to do that, it would look alot neater if they were all on the same side of the panel.

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Darren,

Tahks for your response!

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Old 04-16-2007, 07:11 PM   #4
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Where did you get the 208 amp panel. I have never heard of that animal.
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heh 208 amp
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In fact, aren't two or three neutral bars often bridged?
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Jwhite that is very good question. I saw that and din't read it all and thought he said 208V, which is possible if you live in an apartment or a condo. But now i know that it says 208A i am curious as well. Do you think he bought a 208A breaker for his main disconnect as well.
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Do you think he bought a 208A breaker for his main disconnect as well.
I am not gonna say that you could not buy one, but leave your check book at home, you are gonna have to take out a loan to buy that puppy.
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nah, he can just go up to the next size breaker

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