Neutral/Ground

Are these suppose to be doubled up?

Thanks

Troy Farmer
Presidential Inspections LLC
Chapter President Southern Idaho
PO Box 2144
Eagle, Idaho 83616
208-573-5300
http://www.presidentialinspection.com
http://info@presidentialinspection.com

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No…neutrals should never be doubled up…each under it’s own lug.

Grounds doubled up: OK
Neutrals doubled up: Not OK
Grounds and Neutrals terminating under the same terminal: Not OK

Hey … a new guy!
Troy, look back through the old posts and you will find hours of reading on this subject.

I have decided in 08 I’m going to be more involved on the message board.
So new to the message board yes.

Troy Farmer
Presidential Inspections LLC
Chapter President Southern Idaho
PO Box 2144
Eagle, Idaho 83616
208-573-5300
http://www.presidentialinspection.com
http://info@presidentialinspection.com

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Here is a label from a fairly new panel.

This is the only text concerning the neutral/ground bus on the label.

It seems somewhat vague. I guess the current NEC (one neutral per hole) has the final word.

I believe it is a pretty minor issue and I might only call it (doubled neutrals) out on a fairly new installation.

I always weight the risk of the issue, and at the worst case I would have to pay an electrician $50 - $75 to correct it if it came back to me, verses losing inspection business for ‘nit-picking’. I do not believe it poses a fire hazard. I already have a reputation as a nit picker (or as one realtor puts it “an anal SOB”) anyway.
IMHO

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