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I filled most of the slots in our 200w panel and I would braid the ground wires before attaching to grounding bus....

I am adding a 40a breaker using 8-2 wire and that鈥檚 some beefy stiff wire.

So is braiding the ground wire a good practice?

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No, most inspectors won't allow it. They don't have to say why but the code addresses things like that in more than one place depending on how the AHJ wants to interpret it. It can be interpreted as "not done in a workmanship manner" or connecting conductors in parallel or lord knows what other code can be read between the lines to shoot it down. Don't do it unless you like confrontation.
 

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It is a horrible idea. Think about the poor SOB (might be you) that needs to rearrange or remove a cable from that mess.

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No, most inspectors won't allow it. They don't have to say why but the code addresses things like that in more than one place depending on how the AHJ wants to interpret it. It can be interpreted as "not done in a workmanship manner" or connecting conductors in parallel or lord knows what other code can be read between the lines to shoot it down. Don't do it unless you like confrontation.
Ok. Thought i would ask. The general contractor who built the new addition did it that way to begin with and any time i pull an electrical permit here in Alexandria i did it that way...but now that you mention the mess it woukd make to remove, i have one circuit that i had to remove today and i definitely see what you mean....and i just had to leave it to revisit at a later date. Thanks. BTW, all that stuff along the side are circuits to a transfer switch i installed.
 

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While I always use it, anti-oxidant is not required for connections on all modern aluminum conductors. Anti-oxidant is only needed when specified by the wire manufacturer or the terminal manufacturer. It鈥檚 just easier to use anti-oxidant initially because most inspectors are not aware of modern aluminum alloy improvements
 
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