shared neutral integrity question


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Old 05-01-14, 12:32 PM
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shared neutral integrity question

I have a few boxes where a shared neutral is looped thru unspliced. I have to take the boxes apart to put on a larger boxes....

Is it a bad idea to make splices on the shared neutral and should I be pulling wire thru the new boxes instead?
 
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Old 05-01-14, 01:07 PM
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Is it a bad idea to make splices on the shared neutral
I see no problem splicing the neutral with the appropriately sized wire connector.
 
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thanks.

Is it usually standard though that there would be no splice between the buss bar and the point where the neutral is split into a 2 wire circuit?

Then again you could have devices installed between the bus and the split too? As in the rule for pigtailing?
 
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Old 05-01-14, 01:39 PM
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The box may have just been a pull point and there was no need to splice.
 
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Old 05-01-14, 05:29 PM
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(If the neutral is just passing through the box, then the accompanying hot(s) can also do nothing but pass through.)

No problem splicing what was once a pass-through conductor provided you have enough slack.
 
 

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