grounding lugs

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Ed MacLaren

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Re: grounding lugs

The term "ground" by itself has no meaning in a technical discussion.

1. Grounded conductor-(Often is a Neutral)
2. Equipment grounding conductor-(EGC)
3. Grounding electrode conductor-(GEC)

Which do you mean?

Ed
 

dereckbc

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Re: grounding lugs

Generally speakin no, unless it is listed for the purpose which will be located in the manufactures directions for the product.
 

Nick

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Re: grounding lugs

Dereckbc,
Look at 408.21. It clearly prohibits this even if the lug is listed for more than one termination. This has been a UL listing requirement for a long time and has just been made into a code section since know one new it was there.
 
Re: grounding lugs

You have to read the fine print that comes with the service panel. Most times it says, "You can install two or more "GROUNDING" conductors if they are the same size. That would be the bare ground wire. Not the neutral or the "GROUNDED" wire. I believe the 2002 NEC just help to clarify this issue. My state still goes under the 1999 NEC for now.
 
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