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    Default Non-continuous feeders to load side panel

    Is there any reason why the feeders from service equipment to a load side panel cannot be non-continuous, as long as the two lengths are "spliced" with an appropriate connector within a junction box to which they are properly attached?

    If allowed, are there any likely defects to check for at such a connection?

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    Default Re: Non-continuous feeders to load side panel

    Is this the situation with the cable thru the stairwell?

    I think for the reliability factor I would just buy new cable. One less point of potential failure. Polaris connectors are for 4/0 are about $30 each x 4 = $120 alone. Add in the cost of the JB and connectors and you are very close to the price of 50 foot of 4/0 SER.


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    Default Re: Non-continuous feeders to load side panel

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Thomas View Post
    Is there any reason why the feeders from service equipment to a load side panel cannot be non-continuous, as long as the two lengths are "spliced" with an appropriate connector within a junction box to which they are properly attached?

    If allowed, are there any likely defects to check for at such a connection?

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    That is allowed, yes.

    Possible defect would be loose and overheating connections if not done properly.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Default Re: Non-continuous feeders to load side panel

    Thanks!

    Would split-bolts be acceptable?

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    Default Re: Non-continuous feeders to load side panel

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Thomas View Post
    Would split-bolts be acceptable?

    Yes, but they would then need to be wrapped, insulated and taped all up, making for a big glob of a termination, but yes, they would be okay. Better than wire nuts for THAT use, in my opinion.

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