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Originally posted by Richard Moore

Is this the service equipment (feed from the meter) or is it a remote "sub" panel with the service disconnect elsewhere? It may be OK for the former but would be the wrong way to wire the latter. Got a photo of the whole panel?

This is the service feed from the meter. There is a 125 Amp main in the panel.

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Well then...off the top of my head I really can't see anything wrong or hazardous with just using the 3 insulated cables in a 4 wire assembly for the service feeders assuming, of course, they are an appropriate size.

That's just my head though. Mr K has a better one.

It may be hidden by the wires, but I don't see a bonding screw or strap?

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Originally posted by Richard Moore

It may be hidden by the wires, but I don't see a bonding screw or strap?

The bonding screw goes in the top of that neutral bus on the left side and it's been left out. Notice how all of the EGC's are on the ground bus and all grounded conductors are on the neutral bus? I think this guy has a problem understanding the difference between main and sub-panel.

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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Originally posted by johnmcda

Had a ground wire cut at the entrance to the panel on a 4 wire service. The panel did have a separate #6 copper ground. Should I be concerned?

Just make sure that the neutral terminal bar is bonded to the box and it should be fine.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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