Wiring a new circuit


Old 08-18-03, 09:57 AM
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Wiring a new circuit

I want to wire a new circuit. I've examined the main panel, and there are plenty of open slots for breakers, but the neutral bar is fully populated. Is it within national code to double-up--have the neutral and ground from one circuit screwed down to those of another circuit? Can both neutral and ground go to the same terminal?
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Old 08-18-03, 12:54 PM
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the 2002 NEC allows only (1) nuetral under in a terminal unless designed and labeled otherwise, however (2) grounding conduntors under a setscrew. The solution: reorganize some if there is the space to do so.

In reality, some folks including myself double-up the nuetral and ground from the same circuit when these conditions exist and rearranging others is not applicable.
Personally I prefer to have a seperate grounding bar to provide more termintaions, but if you don't already have one, don't worry. The code primarily governs that.


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