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asbestos 06-16-2012 10:14 PM

junction in the service panel
 
Is it ok to have a wire nutted connection in the service panel?

kok328 06-17-2012 09:45 AM

Is it ok to have a wire nutted connection in the service panel? Yes

CallMeVilla 06-17-2012 10:11 AM

If the wire nutted splice is attached to a breaker, then it is OK. However, if the wire nutted connections are part of a pass-through, i.e., using the service panel as a junction box, then it is a big NO-NO.

asbestos 06-17-2012 10:58 AM

No It goes to a breaker. In classic newbie form I cut the wire too short. so I was going to splice in an extra 18" to make it around to the breaker.

CallMeVilla 06-18-2012 07:22 AM

Everybody makes mistakes. :0) I came up shoty on a 22v line inside a garage one time. Had to put in a j-box. I prefer continuous wire for 220v but it is perfectly OK to use a j-box.

In your case, this pigtail is allowed and it should be no problem. As a personal practice, I tape the connection after applying the wire nut. Just guarantees no slippage.

Spark ON!

kok328 06-18-2012 07:34 AM

Just to be sure, you will have to use larger or same size wire to complete the run.

Parrothead 06-19-2012 09:58 PM

Happens a lot with service changes (even though I know this wasn't the case here). The wire is not long enough for the new panel, so your choices are to have j-boxes all around the new panel or make your splices in the new panel. You are fine.

speedy petey 06-24-2012 06:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CallMeVilla (Post 74014)
I prefer continuous wire for 220v but it is perfectly OK to use a j-box.

May I ask why? And what the voltage has to do with it??
Statements like this always puzzle me.


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