How to Wire an Electrical Panel – Square D


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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 8:17 | Permalink

    So many things incorrect with your work, you must be an apprentice lol. Feeder
    cable not dressed properly, no benefit loop and hitting lug on an angle. 2
    neutrals under one screw (there’s lots of screws why not use them). You
    tighten screws with a drill? Always by hand!!! 

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 9:06 | Permalink

    Man the feeder terminations on those lugs are terrible. You need to learn to
    bend the wire surpass or loop it into the lugs so you don’t have that much
    stress on them.

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 9:35 | Permalink

    For anyone looking at your Load Center at home, please stop by your local
    Hardware store and pick up a ‘How to’ Book based on the National Electrical
    Code, most recent version. Once you know, please call an ancient Electrician
    who has done this for a few years. Call and/or go meet your city’s
    Electrical Code Checker at City Hall. You will be very glad you did.
    Fantastic Guys.!

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 10:33 | Permalink

    Gorgeous work sir!

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 11:23 | Permalink

    I would fail this panel, and his rough in inspection. 2 Neutral conductors
    under one screw, no bushing on the benefit wire,termination incorrect,
    Smoke detectors should be on with a bedroom path. Cables not properly
    supported, 8 inches for the connectors your using, no more than 1/4″ of
    sheathing allowed in the panel….go back to school.

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 11:36 | Permalink

    not sure about the NEC but in the CEC (Canadian) your NOT aloud to result in
    conductors through the benefit part of that combination panel. If it was a
    load center it would be alright.

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 12:02 | Permalink

    Hello Ryndon Ricks, this video teaches a lot and learned a lot, did all the
    electrical work in the basemen and now need a person certifying that the
    work is well done and completely finished, do you have any thought how much
    that would cost?I need someone to help me!

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 12:21 | Permalink

    slightly different to uk, we have 3 period conductors one neutral and an
    earth which we sleeve with pvc sleeving, also if we have a live in way one
    on the board the neutral of that path goes to way one on the neutral bar
    same with the earth of that path.

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 12:41 | Permalink

    Wow american make very simple electrical wirings, here in mexico are a pain,
    excellent job

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 13:33 | Permalink

    very excellent demo, keep going, man, thanks a lot.
    also thanks all those experts’ comments, you are unquestionably right..

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 14:29 | Permalink

    That my friend is a “Load Center” not electrical panel that is the outside
    finished cut.

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 15:18 | Permalink

    The inhibitor is used to prevent aluminum oxidation, the accumulation of
    which inhibits conductivity. While I use it, it is not an NEC requirement.

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 15:49 | Permalink

    wire ferrules are missing on main cable

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 16:42 | Permalink

    12/3 on smoke alarms?

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 17:38 | Permalink

    Impressive ,Clean & Safe….I just loved your wiring and presentation on
    Video .
    You like your work and it shows huge time.
    Type in Test of a 6 V Starter ..and check out my vids..

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 17:49 | Permalink

    As an Australian electrician, its fascinating to see other countries
    electrical installations. The terrifying things are bare, solid earths, as
    opposed to insulated stranded. No correlation between the earths, neutrals
    or the actives, terrifying Only a two period supply as well. I presume a Arc
    surf is a Outstanding path surf or what you call a Ground Fault
    Path Interrupter?

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 18:26 | Permalink

    Why you use that kind of wire…
    Try find any thought or wire that so simple to installed ( work less)
    You need to to arranged wire.. 

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 19:53 | Permalink

    This is wonderful work thank you

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 20:15 | Permalink

    I just picked up a Siemens Main panel from Home depot and noticed a ground
    strap connected to the neutral bar that runs back to the meter.Should that
    strap be removed?
    Otherwise both the neutral from the meter and ground are connected to the
    box. Seem to defeat the purpose of isolating the neutral. I have read that
    a SUB panel needs to be isolated but unclear about the main panel.Thanks

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 21:08 | Permalink

    Terrifying! It’s perilous to instruct others when you don’t know what your
    doing yourself.

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 21:29 | Permalink

    Fantastic Video

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 21:51 | Permalink

    Thanks for making the video. I know you get a lot of critical comments,
    but it seems like most of them refer to items that vary based on local
    codes. I work in high voltage substations, and I bet most electricians
    would have a field day criticizing some of those installations.

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    Posted 04/05/2014 at 22:36 | Permalink

    Fantastic to see no 14 in the job. Just remember everyone was green at one
    time. I tell lots of younger guys this all the time. 50 years in the