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If you bond the neutral bus in

Posted by deecee on March 4th, 2003 01:55 AM
In reply to subpanel bonding ,why not by kevin on March 3rd, 2003 05:40 PM [Go to top of thread]

a subpanel, the ground and neutral conductors feeding the subpanel will be in parallel from the subpanel back to the main and the conductors will share the current....the ground is never meant to have current flowing in it except in a ground fault occurence. That ground then effectively becomes as dangerous from an electrocution or arcing standpoint as the normally current-carrying neutral. NOTE: This is if the subpanel is fed by four wires from the main (two hots, neutral and a ground). If the subpanel is fed by just three wires ( two hots and a neutral), the neutral bus IS bonded. The subpanel needs to have its own grounding means (ground rod and grounding conductor bonded to ground bus and can of subpanel). For a really good explanation of the requirements for home electrical and why they are required, go to:
Luck, Kizmet

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