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They were still teaching us in school here 5 years ago to do O/L contact on neural side of coil.
15 years ago they were teaching us its an unsafe practice, even the 50+ yo stuff where i work the OL are on the line side only
 

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15 years ago they were teaching us its an unsafe practice, even the 50+ yo stuff where i work the OL are on the line side only

There is nothing unsafe about having the overloads on the neutral side of a contractor as long as the overloads are in the same cabinet. Its unsafe to have controls wired on the neutral side in a remote location. If you can honestly short the jumper between the coil and the overloads to ground you probably have a much bigger problem.
 
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