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When we pull cantols on tray we tie them in a triad pattern, with the neutral and earth tied in beside them on the next space. Is there any reason you couldnt tie the neutral in on top of one of the phases or is this aesthitics and for identification purposes?

Do you guys put your phase and neutral cantols in the same conduit?
 

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Cantol?
Only thing I can find is that it is some sort of Cornish dance?
 

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Cantol?
Only thing I can find is that it is some sort of Cornish dance?
Large wire might be a colloqualism, these ones are 240mm^2 which is about 2" diameter including sheath.
 

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2" diameter? Maybe "cantol" is a form of "can't haul" because it is so heavy?

In tray, it technically doesn't matter, but when I have seen people strap the phase conductors together, it's because it cuts down on the strapping required to prevent having them whip around during a fault; ie one large strap over three conductors vs 3 smaller straps. The ground and neutral conductors are at the same theoretical potential in that regard so they are typically strapped together.
 
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When we pull cantols on tray we tie them in a triad pattern, with the neutral and earth tied in beside them on the next space. Is there any reason you couldnt tie the neutral in on top of one of the phases or is this aesthitics and for identification purposes?

Do you guys put your phase and neutral cantols in the same conduit?
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The phases are together to cancel each other out, even better if they are triplexed.
They will stack nice as three.
The neutral and ground are the same potential as the tray so, it might just be easy to keep them organized in the tray like that.
 

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Classic example:

 
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