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Home wiring question

  1. Dec 3, 2012 #1
    There is supposed to be 120VAC between hot and neutral as well as between hot and ground. Why is there no voltage between neutral and ground though? Why does current only flow from hot to neutral and not neutral to hot? Is neutral grounded?
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  3. Dec 3, 2012 #2


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    What makes you think current does not flow from neutral to hot? It IS AC remember. Current can flow between hot and ground because ground and neutral are tied together at the service entrance. Do a search, this sort of thing has been discussed MANY times on this forum.
  4. Dec 3, 2012 #3


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    ....but yes, the neutral and ground are connected at the panel.
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