Extending 20A GFCI circuit breaker neutral bar wire


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Old 04-26-21, 01:11 PM
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Extending 20A GFCI circuit breaker neutral bar wire

I have a 20A 120V single height GFCI breaker in my shop sub-panel.

It has a hot screw terminal but no neutral screw terminal. There are two sealed wires coming from it. One black/white stripe (goes to neutral bar), one white (goes to wire nut for branch circuit).

Currently it's installed on the right side of the panel (next to the neutral bar), I need to relocate it to the left side of the panel (next to ground bar).

The white/black wire has presumably been previously shortened and now requires lengthening to reach the neutral bar from the new location.

Is there any restriction on extending the white/black wire using a wire nut? I know it's fine to do this inside the panel for "normal" wires but I'm not sure if there is any restriction due to it being GFCI. I can't imagine there is but I figured I'd check.

I used a length of 12awg neutral wire and added some thin pieces of black shrink tubing along its length to "match" the original striping.

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Old 04-26-21, 03:04 PM
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Hi, I donít know of any restrictions.
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