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Old 05-16-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
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sharing inserts on ground bus bar

is it OK that share an insert, provided, of course, that the second wire has enough width to get it? i ran out of inserts but need to ground my cable and phone connection.



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Old 05-16-2012, 06:51 PM   #2
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Neutrals cannot share a terminal in the bus bar. Ofter times 2 grounding conductors of the same size and material can share a hole.

Have you thought about adding a grounding bus. An intersystem bond would also work.


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Old 05-16-2012, 10:03 PM   #3
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there is usually a sticker inside the box indicating the number and size of ground wires that may be inserted under a single terminal screw.
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