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To a cutler/hammer box. Only issue is how do you tell the difference between ground bar and neutral bar. Assuming the much larger guage wires go to the ground bar. Problem is wires that look like ground go to both.

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    Will the white neutral wire hook up with the green ground wire on the neutral bar



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On a residence, the ground bar and the nutural bar may be hooked togethervia a ground screw on the case.    In that case it matters now which side you use for the nutural and which for the grounds. Just make sure to keep all of the whites on the white side and the greens on the green side.

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