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#16801 - 11/16/02 10:24 AM double lug, how to aviod it?>
mj Offline

Registered: 06/10/02
Posts: 188
Loc: meriidian, ms
what wrong with making other connections at an termnial block, then cary one conductor to the ocpd ? any other ideas ?

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#16802 - 11/16/02 10:26 AM Re: double lug, how to aviod it?>
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Registered: 10/14/02
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Loc: Massachusetts
Can you give an example of the situation you are refering to?

#16803 - 11/17/02 04:35 PM Re: double lug, how to aviod it?>
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Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6791
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Are you talking about putting multiple conductors in a mechanical lug???
Good worknmanlike practice, and the NEC prohibit that, unless the lug (termination) is listed/rated for multiple conductors. Said listing/rating is ususlly indicated on the flat of the lug/termination.

#16804 - 11/18/02 07:22 PM Re: double lug, how to aviod it?>
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Not a bad idea - kind of what's going on with Grounded Conductors and EGCs.

Panel would require ample free space to do this, plus most likely need UL / Manufacturer's listing and "A-OK"

It would be a much cleaner looking alternative to using a Wirenut, but would be a higher cost item - per materials and labor.

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