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Electrical Panel Grounding Methods

Can I connect the ground wire to the same slot on the neutral bar and the white neutral wire since the grounding rod wire is already attached?

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Electrical Panel Grounding Methods
Question: Can I connect the ground wire to the neutral bar?

Background: Pablo, a Homeowner from Mathis, Texas.
Thanks for your electrical question Pablo.

Home Electrical Ground System

Electrical Project: Electrical Panel Grounding.
Skill Level: Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install electrical wiring.
Precaution: Working in an energized panel is dangerous. Turn off the Main breaker before wiring or working or making connections. Components inside the panel may be still energized even when the main breaker is off.
Notice: Installing additional outlet wiring should be done through the local building authority, according to applicable local and national electrical codes, with a permit, and have required inspections.
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Grounding System in Electrical Panels

Improper Methods of Grounding May Cause High Levels of EMF

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2 Responses to “Electrical Panel Grounding Methods”
  1. joe says:

    Is there ever a time when a residential sub-panel would require it’s own ground rod? Such as in a detached builing from the main panel at the house?

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Yes Joe,
      If a ground wire is not bonded back to the main panel, and there is an electrical service that is more than one branch circuit, (such as one 20 amp 120 volt circuit at a detached building), then a ground rod must be driven.
      NEC 250.32(A)
      Dave

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