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    Default Just Curious..What Would You Say??

    1965 construction, 100 Amp main panel.

    What would you say?

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    Default Re: Just Curious..What Would You Say??

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Lambert View Post
    1965 construction, 100 Amp main panel.

    What would you say?

    Thanks,
    Chuck
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    I would just say that placing multiple neutral wires under a single terminal screw is considered a safety concern, is a poor connection, and should be addressed. On older homes, I just stick to a common sense approach, since there is no way I am going to research what was allowed back then.


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    Default Re: Just Curious..What Would You Say??

    I came across the same thing & same make of panel (Zinsco) a week & a half ago,due to the limited # of spots on the neutral bus, the installer had 1 neutral & 1 EGC under each screw, but that was not the only problem in that 1968 house.....


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    I would report neutrals and grounds on the same buss if it is a distribution panel. If it is a service panel, that is OK.

    But I would report two grounds of different sizes under a single screw. I would report more than one neutral under a single screw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon Whitmore View Post
    I would just say that placing multiple neutral wires under a single terminal screw is considered a safety concern, is a poor connection, and should be addressed. On older homes, I just stick to a common sense approach, since there is no way I am going to research what was allowed back then.
    That is basically how I reported it. I wonder why it was done that way as there was plenty of room to attach each on individually.

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    It is also a Zinsco panel and that is a problem all in itself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    It is also a Zinsco panel and that is a problem all in itself!
    Say Scott... Nice photo...

    Best

    Ron


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    It is also a Zinsco panel and that is a problem all in itself!
    True!!! That it is!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Bibler View Post
    Say Scott... Nice photo...

    Best

    Ron
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Just Curious..What Would You Say??

    If Billy gets ahold of that photo you're in BIG trouble Look what he did to me! HAEEHAW


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