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Can green be neutral or hot?

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by Michael Shaffer, May 16, 2004.

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  1. Ok, I'm wiring between my subpanel and main panel and have a length of
    6/3 (green, white, black) and one single conductor 6 guage cable
    (black). I had to buy thgem separately since the place I got them didn't
    carry the right kind of wire. Anyways, I was going to use the single
    conductor black wire as the ground. In the bigger cable I want to use
    the green and black as the hot wires and the white wire as the neutral.
    Does this sound ok? Do I have to paint the green wire or tape it etc?

    Thanks
     
  2. Here's a picture, the two wires enter in the lower right corner..
     
  3. SQLit

    SQLit Guest

    Green or bare is always ground in your application. You can identify black
    wires above the size of #2 all other wires must be the same color the length
    of the conductor.
    Go buy the right wire SER is my recommendation.
     
  4. Blue Crown

    Blue Crown Guest

    Yes, if you want to "nigger-rig" your wiring! You really need some 6/3
    romex with ground. That would have a black, red, white, and ground.
    You can get it at any Home Depot or Lowe's. Good luck!
     
  5. Thanks,I have a Home Hell down the street from me but I detest going
    there. I guess I'll just have to bite the bullet this time.
     
  6. Paul

    Paul Guest

    BIGGOT!
     
  7. Guest

    You don't want to hear this but it needs to be said.
    Your existing wiring in that panel is not up to snuff.
    It is clear that an unqualified person has done some
    of it. Worse, there are some code violations and unsafe
    conditions in there, if the picture shows what I think it
    does. Your 6/3 is the wrong cable for the job; you have
    two individual conductors entering the panel at the top;
    wires are routed such that they could short to the feeder
    or buss bars; improper support for some of the cables.
     
  8. I need 6/3WG UF I guess?

     
  9. You're prejudged him. Just because someone use the word NIGGER.... it
    But they're all the biggest bigots of all.......
     
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