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Old 11-05-2010, 11:37 PM   #1
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I have a main panel concern/question:
There are three circuits in the box that have the white (neutral) and the ground (bare ground) tied together with wire nuts.

This seems incorrect to me...I know they eventually terminate at the neutral/ground bus, but should they be joined before that?

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Old 11-06-2010, 06:19 AM   #2
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Electrically it makes no difference in the main panel (panel with the first main disconnect switch) but technically the ground wires and the neutral wires should individually continue all the way to the neutral/ground bus (or terminal strip).

If neither will reach, leave one connected to the existing pigtail to the bus and wire nut on a second pigtail for the other.

Incidentally, each neutral must have its own hole and screw on the bus.
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:34 AM   #3
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They should absolutely NOT be spliced together as they are. If they needed to be extended they should be done individually.
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Are you sure they are 3 separate circuits ?
Are there any hots spliced together that go to the same breaker ?



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