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    Quote Originally Posted by kwired View Post
    That method doesn't "self bond" the two enclosures together in any way at all

    I do agree with the suggestion of "window" between enclosures butted against one another or a wireway between enclosures if you can't get a large enough raceway to fit.
    nope, but a short piece of wire can easily bond them. The terminal adapters provide a nice smooth transition in the panel with minimal intrusion. Might not be the best in your eyes but I have found it to be a great method.
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    Quote Originally Posted by augie47 View Post
    nope, but a short piece of wire can easily bond them. The terminal adapters provide a nice smooth transition in the panel with minimal intrusion. Might not be the best in your eyes but I have found it to be a great method.
    Just trying to rough you up a little, no harm intended. I have done that and is a great method sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by augie47 View Post
    nope, but a short piece of wire can easily bond them. The terminal adapters provide a nice smooth transition in the panel with minimal intrusion. Might not be the best in your eyes but I have found it to be a great method.
    You still have to have all your hots and neutrals together in the same hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windingelectric View Post
    You still have to have all your hots and neutrals together in the same hole.

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    Yes you would need to have each set of phase conductors, neutral and EGC going through each corresponding nipple. That's why I would not use nipples if I wanted to keep the conductors grouped together by phase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    How long are the nipples? If the panels are next to each other then I would just cut in a window or instead of nipples I would use a wireway between the two then you can orient the conductors anyway you want.
    8" nipples

    yea i like the window idea but I like having some space in between panels .

    wire wat would be nice but you know Forman fastest done usually trumps it .

    thanks for replys

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidtite View Post
    8" nipples

    yea i like the window idea but I like having some space in between panels .

    wire wat would be nice but you know Forman fastest done usually trumps it .

    thanks for replys
    Fastest done isn't good enough if there are code violations though.

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