ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 19
Recent Posts
Anyone hiring inspectors?
by gfretwell. 03/27/17 01:36 AM
Old decora style outlets
by Admin. 03/25/17 11:40 AM
ESA Arc flash course
by TheShockDoctors. 03/24/17 10:15 AM
fuse rejectors
by HotLine1. 03/24/17 07:53 AM
Another Forum Update
by Admin. 03/22/17 03:04 PM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
231,545 Are you busy
166,282 Re: Forum
160,674 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 47 guests, and 10 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#8221 - 03/12/02 11:44 PM Neutral Wires under a Screw  
George  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 375
Many years ago, perhaps 1985, I wired my own home. I am unlicensed, but the state law allowed this. The local AHJ required approval by a licensed professional before he would perform an inspection.

At that time the licensed professional decided to tidy up the breaker panel at the service entrance. Subsequent to that the AHJ performed an inspection and the work was passed.

I just looked at the breaker panel. Each screw has 2 neutral wires under it. (I had put only 1 wire under each screw.) I know that the box is not rated for 2 neutral wires under a screw.

I have to build my shop on this property this summer and it will have electric in it.

How do I handle the AHJ, the same one who required a licensed professional and passed an improper instalation?


Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#8222 - 03/12/02 11:51 PM Re: Neutral Wires under a Screw  
Redsy  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA
At the time (1985) 2 wires under the neutral terminal was probably acceptable. In fact, if I'm not mistaken many residential panels (until recently, maybe) have a label on the inside which specifies that 2 #14s or 12s are permitted in each hole. Nowadays, the label specifies this only for the grounds. Read the label to be sure.
He should grandfather the installation if the label permits it.

[This message has been edited by Redsy (edited 03-13-2002).]



Member Spotlight
Niko
Niko
Campbell, CA
Posts: 356
Joined: August 2006
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.010s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7414 MB (Peak: 0.8574 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-03-27 06:36:31 UTC