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Service move - old panel, separating neutral and ground

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Apparently the inspector is taking tommorrow and Monday off, so I'm fully ready for inspection and waiting until Tuesday. I figured I'd move the dryer circuit to the new panel while waiting, and noticed something else I need to do.

My project for those not following the saga is that I have a permit pulled to upgrade from 100A service to 200A service and move the service entrance. I have a new 200A panel I installed on a previous permit as a subpanel which will become the main panel. Gradually the plan is to get circuits upgraded and moved to the 200A panel until the old 100A panel doesn't have any live circuits, but for now the 100A panel will act as a subpanel to the 200A panel.

So it occurred to me to check, and sure enough, there isn't a seperate ground bar so the neutral bar also has grounds in it.

It's straightforward enough, but it's a nearly full 100A panel. I counted 6 ground wires on one side and 4 on the other. Seems like there should be more, those numbers include the wire to the ground rod.

So I don't know if I have a specific question, but I'm attaching pictures of the neutral bars on both sides... I guess I'm curious if I'm missing something.

I'll be shutting off the panel, adding a ground bar on both sides and moving ground wires while the kids are away this evening for vacation bible school and the wife is at an exercise class.

The bonding screw will remain in place for now, but anything I might need to know in terms of if there is anything I need to be aware of that isn't obvious would be appreciated. Or if there's anything visible in the photos that needs to be corrected.


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two ways to do it!!!ONE remove green bond screw and remove the connector bar accross top between bot neutral busses.thenjust run a bond wire or a you can get a bonding term that goes under a screw on ground bar and to box.then move all grounds to left side buss bar.or leave as is and remove green ground screw and add a ground bar to box at screw holes in top pic on left side.move service ground wire(the one with the service wires)and connect it to new ground buss along with all ground wires.
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