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Old 05-09-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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I am having a rough in inspection for detached garage sub-panel tomorrow and I'm wondering whether or not I should have the feeder neutrals and/or grounds connected at the main and/or sub panel?

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Well, of course. It's one of the main things that will be inspected, making sure it's installed and hooked up properly

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Well, of course. It's one of the main things that will be inspected, making sure it's installed and hooked up properly
It's my understanding that no "hot" wires should be connected at the panels until the very end. I guess my confusion is whether or not the neutral is ever considered hot as a feeder or otherwise.
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Is there a reason why you can't connect it?

What is a rough inspection for a sub panel? Are you talking an open trench inspection?
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For the main feeder to the sub-panel, it needs to be 'service ready' for the rough-in inspection. Meaning it needs to be able to be energized at the time of the inspection.

For the individual feeders in the garage, yes just hook up the neutrals and the grounds in the sub-panel.
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finish up the wiring and leave it turned off. You will not fail inspection for terminating the wires.

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