extending ground and neutral strip in panel

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Old 06-03-05, 09:04 PM
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extending ground and neutral strip in panel

Is it common practice/code to add new strip of ground and neutral terminals in the panel. I have plenty of breaker space but the ground and neutral terminal is all taken up. Not sure if its ok to double up (two grounds or two neutral wires into each terminal)




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Old 06-03-05, 09:08 PM
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Yes, it's common to add a grounding bar kit. In most panels, you can put two grounding wires under one screw, but you can never put a second wire of any kind in a hole with a neutral wire.
 
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Old 06-03-05, 09:41 PM
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Many thanks John, One small clarification please, when you wrote "Yes, it's common to add a grounding bar kit." are you refering to both gound bar extension and neutral bar extension.

is it common for ground and neutral to be reffered to as a grounding ?? I am still learning the terminology , please bear with me

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Old 06-03-05, 11:22 PM
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In the panel containing the main disconnect, there is no difference. In other panels, there is a difference.
 
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