Inspection report


Old 01-24-06, 06:21 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New York
Posts: 305
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Inspection report

On my inspection report from my house when I bought it the inspector put this in the report "Some neutral conductors are doubled and gang attached in the panel. This condition is unsatisfactory" Does anyone know what this means?

I opened it up and saw that a lot of the neutrals were under the same screw. I don't understand how this would be a problem considering the neutral and ground bar are all connected.
Sponsored Links
Old 01-24-06, 06:31 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Part of electrical work is that items need to be installed per manufacturers instructions. On the label inside the panel, it probably shows (along with a bunch of other technical jargon) that the neutral bus is listed for the termination of 1 neutral wire (#14 to #6) per screw hole. The grounds are usually listed as 2 #12 or 2 #14 per hole and 1 #10 to 1#6 per hole.
Old 01-24-06, 06:40 AM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Central New York State
Posts: 13,973
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
You have correctly identified the problem, there is more than one neutral wire attached per termination on the buss bar. This is not allowed. It is generally allowed for there to be more than one ground wire per termination, provided they are the same size, as Steve has eluded to.

Is this a serious issue? That depends on how you look at it. A violation is a violation, so it is wrong and should be addressed. However, it is not usually difficult to address. A supplementary buss bar can usually be added to the panel. The doubled up neutral wires can be moved to this supplementary buss bar. Sometimes it is even possible to rearrange the existing ground and neutral wires to alleviate the problem.
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: