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POWER STROKE 08-11-2012 03:23 PM

Short Wires
 
I NEED TO UPDATE MY ELECTRICAL PANEL. I FIND THAT SOME OF MY NEUTRAL AND GROUND AND HOT WIRES ARE A BIT SHORT OF REACHING THE GROUNDING BAR AND FOR THE BREAKERS. HOW DO I EXTEND THESE WIRES? CAN I ADD PIG TAILS TO EACH WIRE, USING WIRE NUTS?

Thanks in advance for any help or reply

Daniel Holzman 08-11-2012 03:28 PM

You can pigtail in the panel using wire nuts, however an alternative strategy that may be better is to add a junction box outside the panel with perhaps an outlet, and run a new cable into the panel from there.

stickboy1375 08-11-2012 03:50 PM

Just splice them in the panel... simple and effective.

rjniles 08-11-2012 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stickboy1375 (Post 986335)
Just splice them in the panel... simple and effective.

If you are in the USA.

stickboy1375 08-11-2012 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjniles (Post 986340)
If you are in the USA.

Well, dont leave me hanging... embrace my quest for knowledge and spill the beans already. :)

Jim Port 08-11-2012 05:24 PM

In Canada the CEC does not allow splices in a panel.

stickboy1375 08-11-2012 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Port (Post 986376)
In Canada the CEC does not allow splices in a panel.

Sucks to be them. :)

POWER STROKE 08-11-2012 05:47 PM

Thanks every one for your help and replies.

ddawg16 08-11-2012 07:29 PM

And thank you for finding the caps lock key.....

Good luck

electures 08-11-2012 09:21 PM

If you are replacing the panel look into Cutler Hammer. They have a new panel intended for replacements. It has a ground/neutral bar at the top of the panel.

frenchelectrican 08-11-2012 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by electures (Post 986521)
If you are replacing the panel look into Cutler Hammer. They have a new panel intended for replacements. It has a ground/neutral bar at the top of the panel.


Electures.,

IIRC they are called Renovation panels and some of them only have 5 blocks that you can able tie the conductor in ( I used 2 of them and they are ok to me ) and some models the tub width is narrower than standard tub what we are used to it.

Merci,
Marc

andrew79 08-12-2012 12:30 AM

Pretty sure we're allowed panel spliced. Not on feeders though with some exceptions. I know at one point you were only allowed two in a tub but from what I recall as long as box fill rules are applied its alright.

POWER STROKE 08-13-2012 08:42 PM

Thanks every one for your help and replies


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