Is it ok to twist hot and neutral wires?

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Old 02-05-18, 09:34 AM
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Is it ok to twist hot and neutral wires?

I'll be wiring my new panel soon and all my breakers are CAFCI and/or GFCI/CAFCI. So both the hot and neutral wires go to the breakers. Can I twist the wires together slightly in the panel to keep it nice looking going to the breaker and of course end them in the appropriate breaker connection?

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Old 02-05-18, 09:48 AM
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Yes you can lightly twist them together.
 
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Old 02-05-18, 09:58 AM
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I prefer to NOT twist wires inside the breaker panel. It can be a real pain in the future to trace or separate wires. I usually straighten them and form nice 90 degree bends so it looks neat but all the wires are loose so they can be moved around if needed.
 
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Am i wrong in thinking that if they are twisted together lightly then they would be easier to trace both wires together?

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I wouldn't do it. .........................
 
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Old 02-06-18, 09:28 AM
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I'll agree with the others. While code-compliant to twist them, it's much easier to leave them separated going their own ways. It's rare that you'd have to trace a neutral or ground, and it's all pretty easy to do if needed.
 
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