Grounding Question

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Old 05-28-04, 06:37 PM
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Grounding Question

In a main panel is it acceptable to twist and wire nut 5 #14 bare grounds together with one connected to the ground/neutral bar due to lack of spots?????
 
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Old 05-28-04, 06:42 PM
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Yes
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Old 05-28-04, 06:43 PM
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Thanks..................
 
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Old 05-28-04, 09:48 PM
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That seems a bit odd to me. That means 5 circuits are protected by only one #!4 wire.
 
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Old 05-29-04, 11:03 AM
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It's fine. In normal conditions, there is no current at all on the grounding wires. And it is incredibly unlikely to have simulataneous faults on multiple independent circuits.
 
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Old 05-30-04, 06:19 PM
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After more thought I see no problem with ground wires as you said. I was thinking in terms of a neutral.
 
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Old 06-01-04, 09:59 AM
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A better method is to compress the "end" the twisted-wires inside a lug which is bonded to the metal surface of enclosure-- very similair to terminating a #6 wire with an "approved" fitting.

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