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Old 01-14-2013, 02:55 PM   #16
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Settled on the GE, I like the way it turned out. A lot of room at the top and bottom to manipulate wires, went with a whole home surge protector also.

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You cannot have the two grounds in the same lug.

The surge pigtail should be as short as possible.

There might be other issues.
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On the right side I see 2 neutrals under 1 screw. Not compliant.
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I didn't figure it was, but thats what the old panel had and I'm not even sure where one of them goes & the wire is to tough and short to get into the bar...besides it won't be inspected anyway...
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Did you use a bushing for the conduit coming into the back of the panel? More than one conductor per terminal. What is the black and green wires doing that look like they circle all the way around the panel? Why is there wire with sheathing almost all the way to where it connects?
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bushing: yes
the wiring circling the panel are the leads running to the stove, I just had a little extra on the end of my rolls so instead of cutting off 18 inches and wasting it I just ran it around there in case I were to ever need it in the future. The other wire in the sheathing on the right side is the dryer leads, just didn't remove the sheathing clear back to reduce clutter since they were going to the lowest breakers...

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