quick box question

Old 06-26-03, 11:33 AM
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quick box question

I have a quick one here, in my box which has the square D on the front, I installed a new breaker, but I am wondering, where the white wires and the grounds connect in the box, they are all on the same connections, in fact I have a few grounds and whites on the same screw terminal. is this acceptable? THere isnt a whole lot of room in there left for more wires to be put in, so I guess thats why they are like that. Thanks in advance.
Old 06-26-03, 11:52 AM
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It's okay that they are intermixed, but each white wire should get its own screw. First, give all white wires wires their own screw. Then give as many of the bare wires their own screw as you can. If you run out, double up, but don't triple up, the bare wires. If you still don't have enough screws, you can buy a new grounding kit at your home center for about $5.

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