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Old 09-12-2012, 08:05 PM   #106
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here's a photo of the panel... what's going in the circled area?


also, other than the hots not being connected to the breakers (for the most part) does anyone see anything amiss with this panel?


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That appears to be a ground/neutral buss. Why is there a black wire going to it? Normally black wires are hot and don't go there

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Old 09-12-2012, 08:14 PM   #107
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If the black wire is a grounding electrode conductor, it can be black, bare, or pink-polka-dotted purple. It's not required to be green.
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If the black wire is a grounding electrode conductor, it can be black, bare, or pink-polka-dotted purple. It's not required to be green.
Not sure what country you are in & what code book you use but where I come from ground conductors are either bare or green or white but never black or polka dotted
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Not sure what country you are in & what code book you use but where I come from ground conductors are either bare or green or white but never black or polka dotted
Well, since you have no location in your profile either then I guess you are not in the US under the NEC.


250.62 Grounding Electrode Conductor Material.
The grounding electrode conductor shall be of copper, aluminum, or copper-clad aluminum. The material selected shall be resistant to any corrosive condition existing at the installation or shall be protected against corrosion. The conductor shall be solid or stranded, insulated, covered, or bare.



Nothing about color.
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Not sure what country you are in & what code book you use but where I come from ground conductors are either bare or green or white but never black or polka dotted
Also, grounding conductors are NEVER white.
Grounded conductors (neutrals), yes.
Grounding electrode conductors, sure, if you want.
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In Canada anything #2 and smaller is supposed to be either green or green with yellow stripe. Anything larger has to be identified with green or green with yellow stripe. This wasn't always the case though. Used to be able to use black marked with green tape for any size ground. The neutral in the ground bar would be a no no here to most inspectors.
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In Canada anything #2 and smaller is supposed to be either green or green with yellow stripe. Anything larger has to be identified with green or green with yellow stripe. This wasn't always the case though. Used to be able to use black marked with green tape for any size ground. The neutral in the ground bar would be a no no here to most inspectors.


Thats not a ground bar per say.
That panel has 2 neutral bars, one on each side, connected by a strip under that black that runs from bar to bar.

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