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Hi Mike, OK, well I must have something wrong. The line that connected to the old neutral/ground buss bar is now connected to the center lug and the ground line is connected to one of the buss bars along the edge of the panel. Are the white wires to be connected to the buss bars that parallel the breakers? I assume those are the neutral bars... Must the ground wires connect at the buss bars along the edge? I assume those are the ground bars...
You lost me. I have left and right bars on either side of the breaker slots. I also have bars further out on both sides of the panel. I assume the bars along the breaker slots connect to the neutral via a bridge. The further out bars simply connected to the back of the panel.
This is the only panel with lines coming from the electric pole.
OK, the panel came with a single (green) screw. How/where do I connect the screw? And, what will connect to it and why?
OK, direction with bonding screw is "insert through hole in neutral bar and thread into hole in the box". Exactly which hole in the neutral bar? There are dozens of holes in the neutral bars - each with a crew for fastening the neutral wires - do I remove any screw from either bar and insert bonding screw? The treads are different...
OK, there is a hole and a screw - larger than the bonding screw - does that screw hold the bonding screw in place?
I still wonder if I have the 3 pole cables in the correct lugs...
OK, here are my 3 leads inserted into lugs.
A better pic was sent. I do not see any screw holes. What would connect to this bonding screw?
Round peg (green screw) and square hole with no threads.
The hole just below where you see the bonding screw in the pic is too small. The hole below is where your arrow pointed but, it too, is square, no threads.
Lower hole not able to accept a screw. I will send a pic... Besides this bonding screw? Do you think the main cables coming in are in the correct lugs? I have a voltmeter - how can I check in all the right places?
OK, 240V at each of the outside lugs. Left to center 120V. Right to center 120V. Bonding screw inserted on the right of lugs. It seems to insert to the back of the enclosure... still no lights or heat...brrrrrr...
OK, 120V from left and/or right lug to both ground buss and both neutral buss. Switched main on and off several times. it doesn't "feel" right, but, then again, I don't really know... How can I test the main?
I have 120V from either main lug to each of the breaker screws.
OK, between one breaker bar attachment point and another there is no power. See pic.
I have 120V from main lugs to neutral bar. No voltage from breakers to neutral bar. So, replace main breaker? How sad that it was bought yesterday...
Brand new panel... What was it that told you the main breaker was faulty? There is 120V from main lugs to each breaker screw so, it seems they should be working?
There is one screw below the main breaker. Should that be all there is to remove it?