I am a DIYer and am in the middle of renovating my home. I want to do all of this to code, want to clean the breaker box up while I am in there, and want to try and get the final inspection done next week if possible.
I am at the point where I am connecting new home runs into my main breaker box and need some advice and info from all of you professional Electricians out there please.
I have an EATON Type BR 200 amp main breaker box that has two bus bars running down the inside of the box close to the side of the breaker box. The bus bars are connected together and it is my understanding that this means that I can connect my ground wires and my neutral wires to either of these bus bars (either separately meaning the neutral wires on one of the bars and the grounds on the other side OR a mix of neutral and grounds on both bus bars.)
From the research that I have done online, it sounds like no matter what, you can only connect ONE Neutral Wire under one screw and cannot connect more than one neutral wire under one screw on the bus bar. Is this correct?
So with regards to the ground wires, how many ground wires can I connect under one screw on the bus bar? When I read the information from EATON for the breaker box I have, they say the following:
Neutral and Ground Terminals. The Standard terminals on grounds and neutrals are rated to accept (3) #14-#10 Cu/AI or (1) #14-4, provided the cables terminated are of the same material. For larger cables, add-on neutral lugs may be ordered from the accessories on Page V1-T1-66. Note: NEC allows only one current-carrying conductor per hole on the neutrals unless otherwise noted.
I assume a current-carrying conductor would be the neutral and not the ground?