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Lynn Petrie
09-17-2007, 09:11 AM
Could someone explain to me in certain terms when someone asks is the electrical panel bonded ? What do you look for ? Any pictures would help

John Arnold
09-17-2007, 09:28 AM
The panel enclosure, the metal box itself, needs to be bonded to ground so that it cannot become energized by a loose wire, for instance, and become a shock hazard for the next person who touches it. You are looking for a green screw in the grounding bar that screws into the back of the enclosure, or a copper connector from the ground bar that screws into the enclosure, and I'm probably forgetting some other things. I'll look for photos.

John Arnold
09-17-2007, 09:36 AM
I said copper connector, but it could be aluminum like this one. Obviously, this isn't connected to the bar yet.

John Arnold
09-17-2007, 09:38 AM
Also, try searching the board for "bond screw" , or "panel bond", etc., (probably without the quotes) and you'll find more info and photos.