My friend and I have been discussing(arguing) about how many wires can be under a screw according to code. He thinks two but I remember hearing or seeing a change that said you were only allowed one. Would appreciate some help on this one and the code section it's in.
GE, Cutler-Hammer and Murray Residential Load Centers allow 2 #12 Conductors in each lug, at least in the panels I've bought. It would be a listing/labeling thing as far as I'm aware... Not sure about Sq D...
-Virgil Residential/Commercial Inspector 5 Star Inspections Member IAEI
Re: Grounded bar terminal screws#77364 05/24/0110:43 PM05/24/0110:43 PM
Welcome! You could both be right. (how's that for diplomacy? ) The answer would be one unless specifically allowed by the listing/labelling info that went with that piece of equipment. I thought I saw once that some panels would allow up to 3 grounds per terminal. Not sure about that though.
Re: Grounded bar terminal screws#77365 05/24/0111:10 PM05/24/0111:10 PM
Most load centers have this info. on a sticker inside the enclosure door.Typically, 2 ground wires of the same size, but only one neutral. How many times have we seen(and done) the neutral and its ground in the same bus hole. Probably a violation. Breakers, also. The set screw type typically accomdate only one. Some of the others (Square D) have a pressure plate under the screw head that will take one wire on each side of the screw. As far as wiring devices, one screw, one wire.