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Old 06-18-2012, 09:43 PM   #1
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can you guys see anything wrong... thanks

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Old 06-18-2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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can you guys see anything wrong... thanks
The two GEC wires under one lug is no good, and can't see main bonding jumper... so not sure if that is installed. Also, is that panel rated for all those tandem circuit breakers?

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The two bonds(ground is probably what you call them) are fine, no code saying you can't put two bonds under one screw. Two neutrals under one screw is a no no. Do i see a ground bushing on your service entrance pipe, I think I do but not sure.

What kind of panel did you install, most residential panels in Canada have a barrier between the main breaker and the rest of the panel or is there one going in once you close it up.

If it was me I probably would have put a 1/2" nipple between the panel and your plug and probably would have put the plug on the other side of the panel and brought the other BX into the 1110 to clean it up. This is preference and not code.

Make sure neutral and ground are bonded, usually is a strap or screw to bond the two, make sure it was not removed.
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Maybe I'm just not seeing it, but I don't see a bonding jumper.
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Maybe I'm just not seeing it, but I don't see a bonding jumper.
I don't see it either.
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The two bonds(ground is probably what you call them) are fine, no code saying you can't put two bonds under one screw.


The lug has to be listed for two conductors, I'm leaving it at that. That info can be found on the sticker on the panel.
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ok how do i know how many tandams i am allowed to use.. it is a cuttler hammer 200 amp .. and where else would i put the other ground wire... to the panel
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I understand that this is in Canada, but I don't see that lug being rated for more than one wire. It says #6-2/O. It doesn't show any combinations of wires.

It looks like tandems are allowed wherever you want in this panel. The only thing I would be wary of is the number of circuits allowed by the CEC. Up until just recently the NEC only allowed 42 circuits in a panel. If there is a limit and you continue to install tandems, you may exceed the limit.
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I also thought you needed a barrier from the service entrance conductors in Cananda?
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yes there is a barrier i just have it down..... do i need to replace the breakers... if so i cut wires to short i think to run single breakers
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Maybe I'm just not seeing it, but I don't see a bonding jumper.
I found it.

It kinda hard to see but it is on the right side right below the main neutal lug the green screw is semi invisbile from the photo so it kinda hard to see that.

I know most CH-BR series the bonding strap useally found in that location.

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I understand that this is in Canada, but I don't see that lug being rated for more than one wire. It says #6-2/O. It doesn't show any combinations of wires.

It looks like tandems are allowed wherever you want in this panel. The only thing I would be wary of is the number of circuits allowed by the CEC. Up until just recently the NEC only allowed 42 circuits in a panel. If there is a limit and you continue to install tandems, you may exceed the limit.
I thought that we were only limited to what the panel says we are allowed to have
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Bottom right tandem CB. Is that a MWBC? Definitely a no-no.
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Bottom right tandem CB. Is that a MWBC? Definitely a no-no.
It's got the handles tied together. Is that still not right?
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It's got the handles tied together. Is that still not right?
This isn't a GE panel. The black and red are on the same phase. Also, it looks like Romex and MC cable in the same connector in two places.

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