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Ground bar vs. neutral bar

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07-11-20, 06:50 PM
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Ground bar vs. neutral bar

Ground bar vs neutral bar in house panel

Can someone please tell me which one of these bus bars is the ground and which one is the neutral?

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They are both the ground and the neutral. In the main panel they are the same point. In a sub panel they are separated.

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So if I were to tie in a new outlet, where should I terminate the ground wire and where would I terminate the neutral?

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07-11-20, 07:40 PM
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You can terminate both ground and neutral anywhere on that neutral/ground bar.

If you ever add a ground bar to the main panel, use it for ground only and ground bar usually just gets screwed to the metal chassis only and that is not good enough to the current.

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In the combination ground/neutral bar you can put two of the same sized ground wire under the same screw. You can only put a single white wire under a screw. You cannot put a neutral and ground under the same screw.