Bonding question on 200A load center

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Mark Olenick

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Hello all,
Just purchased a residence that has a new(er) EATON 200 Amp load center with main breaker. When I inspected the panel I noticed the neutrals and grounds were bonded on the opposite sides (Grounds connected to bar with neutral lug and neutrals connected to bar with ground wire lug). As part of the panel there is a common bar going between the neutrals and ground bars so they are the same potential I would assume.

Any issues? Should I be rebonding to proper side.

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Mark Olenick

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More a curiosity thing. I know both are at same potential so there should not be an issue. Just wondering why it would be done that way.
 

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The main panel has the neutral and ground always tied together...it is only on a subpanel that they need to be separate. It makes no difference which is connected to which in a main panel.
 

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More a curiosity thing. I know both are at same potential so there should not be an issue. Just wondering why it would be done that way.
Some people have this stupid obsession with keeping the grounds on one side and the neutrals on the other, in the main panel.
About the only sane reason for doing this is if it is planned to convert the panel to a sub, due to installing a main transfer switch, etc.
 
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