Panel Question

Originally Posted By: wcampbell
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(361) 229-4103 (cell)

Originally Posted By: tallen
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I see 8- 120v circuts and only 4 ground wires. It is hard to tell from the pic. are they (ground wires) twisted together and terminated or ? I can’t tell.



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Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Hello Will,


I would not doubt what you are saying at all. It looks to me like there are several more neutral wires on the bars then there are grounding wires. Most likely they took the two prong receptacles and replaced them with three prong and left them ungrounded.

I believe I can see a bonding wire with white tape running from the ground bar to the neutral bar. I think that is a ground wire running from the bottom bar but it was difficult tell where it terminates, if indeed it is a grounding wire. If that is the grounding wire, where is the bonding wire?

If you had pulled one of those plates off the open ground receptacles I believe you would have found that the grounding wire was missing.

Joe Myers


Originally Posted By: wcampbell
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Thanks for the super fast repies guys. I believe that you have iy right Joe, this is an older duplex turned condo.


Mr. Allen, good eyes.


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Serving the Texas Coastal Bend
(361) 727-0602 (home)
(361) 727-0055 (office)
(361) 229-4103 (cell)

Originally Posted By: cbuell
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Another thing to notice about this panel is that there appears to be romex in conduit, which as far as I know is a no-no. It is possible that wherever all of these lines are junctioned they missed the number of grounds that needed to go back to the panel.


Originally Posted By: Mike Parks
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This panel has:


2 ungrounded conductors
1 grounded conductor
AND an equipment ground (or a GEC).

?????

Recommend a licensed electrician examine.

Mike P.