visible ground

Originally Posted By: Rafael
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hi


why is the ground or buss bar not visible sometimes in a main panel when


you know the house is grounded


Originally Posted By: pabernathy
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Not sure I follow you Raf…If the system is grounded correctly the grounds should come back to the main service cabinet. Now maybe it is just behind a grouping of wires but again the grounds have to terminate somewhere in the BOX…so check again very close…



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Originally Posted By: jpope
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Occasionally, these is an additional “gutter” (if you will) that requires removing another cover. There you will find the grounding and neutral bus bars. . .



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Originally Posted By: Rafael
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I think Jefferey is right about it being in another cover . Jeff I am not


sure what you were saying about your comment when you said


these is an additional "gutter" (if you will)
Is this part of another message. anyway i get what you mean though.
thanks guys


Originally Posted By: jpope
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I don’t have a full picture of the panel (sorry) but this is what I mean.


Removing the dead front cover exposes the breakers but there are no terminations of the neutrals and grounds. . .

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Another cover (to the right of the meter base & SEC taps and below the breakers) exposes the bus bars for the grounds and neutrals in this vertical "gutter."




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Originally Posted By: Rafael
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thats what i thought you meant Jefferey, thank you very much for your help