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    Default Routing of Neutral wires in panel

    Saw this the other day. Neutral wires running under the fuse tracks. Is this OK?. See lower right corner of picture. Thank you in advance for any guidance

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    Default Re: Routing of Neutral wires in panel

    That is the mounting rail for the breaker foot. You do not have fuses in that panel.

    As long as the conductors doe not interfere with the breaker mounting there should be no issues.

    All answers based on unamended National Electrical codes.

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    Default Re: Routing of Neutral wires in panel

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Port View Post
    That is the mounting rail for the breaker foot. You do not have fuses in that panel.

    As long as the conductors doe not interfere with the breaker mounting there should be no issues.
    Thank you for your quick response. This is very helpful.

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    Default Re: Routing of Neutral wires in panel

    Looks OK, overall somewhat sloppy but code compliant.


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    Default Re: Routing of Neutral wires in panel

    That is a Cutler-Hammer BR series panel.
    That is exactly how I do it. There is a nice "channel" of sorts there where the neutrals can be neatly routed out of the way.


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    Default Re: Routing of Neutral wires in panel

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Petey View Post
    That is a Cutler-Hammer BR series panel.
    That is exactly how I do it. There is a nice "channel" of sorts there where the neutrals can be neatly routed out of the way.
    Thank so much for your expertise and quick responses. It looked good to me too. But I not and expert on electrical codes. I just wanted to be sure.

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    Default Re: Routing of Neutral wires in panel

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Petey View Post
    That is a Cutler-Hammer BR series panel.
    That is exactly how I do it. There is a nice "channel" of sorts there where the neutrals can be neatly routed out of the way.
    It looked good to me too. But I not and expert on electrical codes. I just wanted to be sure. Thank you so much.

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    Just to satisfy my own curiosity, how is that panel fastned in place? All the apparent fastening locations appear to be unused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egbert Jager View Post
    Just to satisfy my own curiosity, how is that panel fastned in place? All the apparent fastening locations appear to be unused.

    Since it mounted within a wall I would guess that it's attached to the studs with fasteners on the sides.


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    Default Re: Routing of Neutral wires in panel

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Meier View Post
    Since it mounted within a wall I would guess that it's attached to the studs with fasteners on the sides.
    I'm so accustomed to seeing a panel surface mounted and all the wires feeding in from the sides I missed the obvious!!

    Thanks!
    Gonna go grab that coffee now and see if that helps clear the cobwebs
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