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Old 03-28-2005, 12:33 AM   #1
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I NEED TO UPDATE MY ELECTRICAL PANEL TO 220A SERVICE. I FIND THAT SOME OF MY NEUTRAL AND GROUND WIRES ARE A BIT SHORT OF REACHING THE GROUNDING BAR. HOW DO I EXTEND THESE WIRES? CAN I ADD PIG TAILS TO EACH WIRE, USING WIRE NUTS?

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Old 03-28-2005, 05:50 AM   #2
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I am NOT a pro licensed electrician - and please wait until one or more confirms this - but I believe that the preliminary answer is yes, you can pigtail with the same size wire in this situation.
Also, you can double-check with your Building Inspection Department for local code on what is acceptable. They should be permitting and inspecting this anyway.
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Yes. You can add wire by using wire nuts and extending to the neutral and ground bars. Make sure you use the same size wire and only 1 per screw and nut
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Mike and Jbfan, thank you for the advice.
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