Extending Neutrals in Panel for AFCIs

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Old 12-12-09, 07:40 PM
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Extending Neutrals in Panel for AFCIs

I'm almost finished with the electrical work for a new addition. I only needed to add 2 new circuits but 3 existing circuits were extended (new lights and receptacles added) in the process.

The inspector has informed me that I need to have AFCIs on all 5 circuits since they've all been modified. The problem is that the neutrals on the existing circuits are way too short (in the panel) to reach the new AFCI breakers.

Replacing the exiting lines would be a massive amount of work (all 3 run through finished space).

Is it okay to just extend the neutral lines inside the breaker box using wire nuts? I hate to do that since the wiring in there is so neat but adding new lines is really gonna suck.

Thanks for the help!
 
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Old 12-12-09, 08:03 PM
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Is it okay to just extend the neutral lines inside the breaker box using wire nuts?
Yes. The breaker box is an approved junction box.
 
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