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    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

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    Default Re: Electrical panel bonded ?

    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.

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    Default Re: Electrical panel bonded ?

    I said copper connector, but it could be aluminum like this one. Obviously, this isn't connected to the bar yet.

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    Default Re: Electrical panel bonded ?

    Also, try searching the board for "bond screw" , or "panel bond", etc., (probably without the quotes) and you'll find more info and photos.

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