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    Default Service entrance neutrals

    Does anyone know if it is permissible to secure a neutral from a breaker at the service entrance box with the main service entrance neutral?

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    Ryan

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    Default Re: Service entrance neutrals

    Something is very wrong here. First of all neutrals don't connect to breakers. Secondly, what is the purpose of this? Thirdly, I believe that lug is only rated for 1 conductor. This service needs to be corrected by a qualified electrician.


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    Default Re: Service entrance neutrals

    "First of all neutrals don't connect to breakers."

    Execpt for AFCI / GFCI breakers, and looking at the twist in the wire, it could be.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    OK, that never entered my mind. If thats the case the connection should be to the neutral bar, of course.


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    Default Re: Service entrance neutrals

    If, as the OP stated, that is the SE, then the grounds and neutrals are on the same buss. But the neutral should be under a lug by itself.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Service entrance neutrals

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    the neutral should be under a lug by itself.

    Correct.

    One neutral in one terminal.

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