Service/Sub panel question

Originally Posted By: bsmith
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The main disconnect is located in the far right panel. The ground and neutral are connected. The center panel (aside from being overcrowded) also has the grounds and neutrals connected. Since it is after the main disconnect shouldn't the grounds and neutral float? The grounds and neutrals are also connected in the far left panel.


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Originally Posted By: Thomas Ogryski
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You are absolutely correct that the neutrals and equipment grounds should be separated in the two panelboards, with the neutral being insulated from ground.


As far as "overcrowded" is concerned, without even doing the calculation, i can tell that there is still plenty of room in the center panelboard. Messy, not neat or workmanlike, yes, overcrowded, no.

BTW, is that center panel a Square D "XO" style panel? If so, it is definitely obsolete & good luck buying replacement breakers.

Tom


Originally Posted By: bsmith
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Thomas-


Good call - it is a Square D "XO". If not overcrowded, it certainly must be considered at it's full capacity. Thanks for your reply. I appreciate it.[/u]


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