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Hi, I just need some advice. I’m not an electrician, but I have a concern with my breaker box.

I just bought my first house and we needed to get a new dryer. I noticed the dryer was hardwired into the breaker box. So I decide to get the proper outlet and supplies. Before doing so I researched and looked for proper set up. (4 plug over 3, cables and so on). I stopped when I looked for my breaker neutral and ground bars.

My breaker has the two ground/neutral bars. (Breaker: Eaton 125 max, 100 amp, 20 space and with spaces used up). They can be assigned neutral/ ground. My concern is: The bar on the right is ground to the water pipe and to the outside ground. The bar on the left has no grounding at all. With all spaces being used, the bar on the left is being use as a ground/neutral, but it’s not grounded. The bar on the right is grounded twice.

Added to this, there is a 25 amp 2 pole only sitting on only one bus. It is on the bottom of the panel, so the other half is not connected. This is connected to the central air unit.

So.....How bad is this?
What would be the best route in this? DIY (if easy) or get the professionals.

I have assisted with electrical in the past, so i am not completely clueless. Its also the reason why i stopped and ask for your insight and help.

Thanks,
 

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Hi, I just need some advice. I’m not an electrician, but I have a concern with my breaker box.

I just bought my first house and we needed to get a new dryer. I noticed the dryer was hardwired into the breaker box. So I decide to get the proper outlet and supplies. Before doing so I researched and looked for proper set up. (4 plug over 3, cables and so on). I stopped when I looked for my breaker neutral and ground bars.

My breaker has the two ground/neutral bars. (Breaker: Eaton 125 max, 100 amp, 20 space and with spaces used up). They can be assigned neutral/ ground. My concern is: The bar on the right is ground to the water pipe and to the outside ground. The bar on the left has no grounding at all. With all spaces being used, the bar on the left is being use as a ground/neutral, but it’s not grounded. The bar on the right is grounded twice.

Added to this, there is a 25 amp 2 pole only sitting on only one bus. It is on the bottom of the panel, so the other half is not connected. This is connected to the central air unit.

So.....How bad is this?
What would be the best route in this? DIY (if easy) or get the professionals.

I have assisted with electrical in the past, so i am not completely clueless. Its also the reason why i stopped and ask for your insight and help.

Thanks,
Call an electrician.
 

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Hi, I just need some advice. I’m not an electrician, but I have a concern with my breaker box.

I just bought my first house and we needed to get a new dryer. I noticed the dryer was hardwired into the breaker box. So I decide to get the proper outlet and supplies. Before doing so I researched and looked for proper set up. (4 plug over 3, cables and so on). I stopped when I looked for my breaker neutral and ground bars.

My breaker has the two ground/neutral bars. (Breaker: Eaton 125 max, 100 amp, 20 space and with spaces used up). They can be assigned neutral/ ground. My concern is: The bar on the right is ground to the water pipe and to the outside ground. The bar on the left has no grounding at all. With all spaces being used, the bar on the left is being use as a ground/neutral, but it’s not grounded. The bar on the right is grounded twice.

Added to this, there is a 25 amp 2 pole only sitting on only one bus. It is on the bottom of the panel, so the other half is not connected. This is connected to the central air unit.

So.....How bad is this?
What would be the best route in this? DIY (if easy) or get the professionals.

I have assisted with electrical in the past, so i am not completely clueless. Its also the reason why i stopped and ask for your insight and help.

Thanks,
Same as above
 

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