No power, but still have continuity

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Old 06-26-01, 05:05 PM
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I am beginning a wiring job and have turned off the power to the connection I'm working on, but I still have continuity in my neutral wire. Is it safe to proceed with disconnecting these wires, or should I continue to turn off breakers until the neutral continuity is broken? Or is it likely that all neutrals in the whole house are connected?
 
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Old 06-26-01, 05:44 PM
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If it's a single phase 110 circuit, the neutrals are all tied together at the breaker panel. If you have the breaker thrown, your're generally ok. Sometimes you will find that the neutral is carrying through for other circuits on the same side of the breaker row, though. It's not generally a safety issue.
 
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Old 06-26-01, 05:51 PM
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Looking inside the panel, it does appear that the neutrals do carry through one the one side. Thanks for the help.
 
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