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Can this homeline 100a 20circuit load center be using as a subpanel?

Can this homeline 100a 20circuit load center be using as a subpanel?

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Old 10-13-16, 06:56 PM
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Can this homeline 100a 20circuit load center be using as a subpanel?

I need an outdoor subpanel 80-100a that can be surface mounted.

I bought this one.
Square D Homeline 100 Amp 20-Space 40-Circuit Outdoor Main Plug-On Neutral Breaker Load Center-HOM2040M100PRB - The Home Depot

I realized i need to separate the ground and neutral bar (for a sub), that I canít seem to do it with this panel? How can i tell which panels in homedepot can be used as a sub if I need to buy another.

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Old 10-13-16, 07:09 PM
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The thin strips across the top above the main breaker interconnect the ground or neutral bus bars running down the sides of the central breaker assembly. Can one of those thin strips be unscrewed and removed?

Ultimately one side bar should have a screw or strip connecting it to the panel back. The screw may be one that simply digs into the panel back. The other side bar should have a strip or jumper connected to the lug to which the incoming feed neutral is attached.
 
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Old 10-14-16, 01:49 PM
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You can use any panel if you remove the bonding screw or strap between the floating neutral bar and the metal box. Buy an add-on ground bar kit which mounts to the tapped holes in the gutters of the box; they are under $10.
 
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