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I am adding a neutral bar to an existing sub panel and need to insulate the mounting screws so I don't ground my neutral bar, any suggestions on what to use?

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    For a more complete answer, you should post the type of panel (make and model) you have, or a picture of the panel label – Machavity Oct 12 '17 at 12:40
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You should buy an "isolated bar" or an "insulated bar" to install in the box. This will have insulated mounting hardware of some form (for example, insulated housing for the screw penetrations) which is actually rated for the purpose you intended to put it.

You should probably buy a product from the same manufacturer as the panel you are installing into but here's an example of what you want.

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    True. You must also jumper the new bar to the old neutral bar with a conductor large enough to carry the netural load of the new bar. Depending on how many circuits the new bar can handle this could be as large as the neutral feeding the panel. – ArchonOSX Oct 12 '17 at 14:10
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It's not your job to insulate the mounting screws. It's the job of the company supplying the bar, and they must get it UL listed for the application.

Usually, panels are supplied with a neutral bar, and they sell you extra ground bars. In that case you use the built-in bar as the neutral and the accessory bar as the ground.

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