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Look at the red wires in my subpanel please

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Hi, the home inspector gave this a pass..

But I am trying to learn, there is one multi wire branch circuit which is in the kitchen for the dishwasher and "instant hot" water dispenser. They share the receptacle (top and bottom) and the breaker has a tie in it. In this picture you see it on the right column, level 2 and 3. Tied. I understand this one.

What I don't understand is why there are other red wires.. which is usually used for multi wire branch circuit, but the breakers are not tied nor is the location close together. namely right column 4th from top, left column 4th from top.

Do you know the reason where red wires are used. I think these are NM cables. Do they have NM that have red + black and 2 neutrals for return??


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Do you see the clear jacket wire connecting neutral and ground bus bar,
Is this allowed ?
This is the only sub panel after the 100amp service disconnect , the report says the ground cannot be seen where the 100 amp box is. I am pretty sure that is grounded in some way to the meter or something

So then the ground and neutral wires can go into any of the terminals on either bus bar?
Ground wires should go only to the ground bar,
Neutral wires should only go to tne neutral bar.
The wire between the two is called the "BOND".
There should be only one of these, in the main panel.
if it is a sub panel there should not be one !

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