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Re: [APD] Aromat Ballasts Arrived

I've seen that in various home improvement shows ... neutral and
ground must not share a common busbar ... apparently it's OK here in
Michigan, USA, but elsewhere, it's a no-no

I speculate the purpose is to rule-out busbar failure from
interrupting both your safety ground and your neutral ... this way,
you have two busbars handling each circuit's current path.

good idea I suppose - I don't know how frequent busbar failure is, but
it could happen!  Only downside I could see is making things more
crowded in the electrical box, instead of having two busbars, one for
each half of the box, you now have four?


On 2/6/06, S. Hieber <shieber at yahoo_com> wrote:
> You're saying that the Neutral is not a grounded wire in Canada?
> sh
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> From: James H <spreerider at gmail_com>
> To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
> Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 11:11:55 AM
> Subject: Re: [APD] Aromat Ballasts Arrived
> ah, that must be the difference where you live, in canada its now not legal
> to install a pannel that has the ground and neutral bonded, they are
> seperated now but old installs the ground and neutral bar are the same.
> if you hold a continuity meter to the ground and the neutral in your outlet
> it should not show continuity, unless you have the older style pannel where
> they are connected at the panel.
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