Repairing neutral and ground bar in load center


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Old 11-25-16, 12:45 PM
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Repairing neutral and ground bar in load center

Hello all, I'm working on a project in a building in Wilkes Barre, PA that was abandoned for a couple years. It looks like scrap thieves came in and cut back all of the wiring going into our load center, and in the process, broke or lost some components.

The neutral bar is missing the lug that connects to the meter, but it looks like everything else is there. All of the wires coming from the meter were 3/0 copper for a 200 amp panel.

The load center is a Cutler Hammer CH40KM200
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This is what the panel looks like now with all of the breakers removed and power disconnected:
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And this is a closeup of the neutral bar:
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Does anyone know where to source a replacement Cutler Hammer neutral bar that would bolt up to where this one was?

Is it possible to attach a lug like this one to the existing neutral bar and add an additional one if we need more positions: [ATTACH=CONFIG]73555[/ATTACH]

(Siemens Neutral Lug Kit #1-300MCM Wire-ECLK3 - The Home Depot)

Or, should we just go with a whole new neutral bar instead, like this: Siemens Insulated Neutral Bar Kit 34 Positions-ECLX230M - The Home Depot

I really appreciate any help I could get on this.
 
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Old 11-25-16, 12:54 PM
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Have your local Eaton/Cutler Hammer supplier contact a factory rep.
 
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In the end it is probably easier to buy a whole new panel.
 
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Old 11-26-16, 06:50 AM
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I would also tend towards replacing the panel and starting from scratch. Just buy the same brand (Cuttler Hammer CH) if you still have the circuit breakers.
 
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Old 11-26-16, 07:00 AM
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I know it is a local price, but Eaton 200 Amp 42-Space Type CH Main Breaker Load Center Value Pack Includes 6 Breakers-CH42B200V - The Home Depot would be my choice as replacing components in your panel may exceed this price.
 
 

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