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#84421 - 03/28/03 04:29 PM bath circuits on double pole breakers
gserve Offline

Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 92
In a modular home there are 2 bathrooms on the same floor(upstairs bedrooms).I noticed on the bath circuits there are double pole breakers,1 for receptacles(20A)and 1 for lighting(15A).My question is are multi-wire branch circuits allowed in bathrooms? And if these are not multi-wire are DP breakers allowed to shut off power in separate bathrooms,or any rooms for that matter? I did not take off the panel cover to see if they were separate circuits or multi-wire circuits.I didn't think that the GFCI receptacles would work on a shared neutral.

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#84422 - 03/29/03 04:27 AM Re: bath circuits on double pole breakers
Electricmanscott Offline

Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
Mulit wire circuits are allowed. Double pole breakers are allowed. Shared neutral will work if not fed through the gfci.

#84423 - 03/29/03 05:19 AM Re: bath circuits on double pole breakers
sparky806 Offline

Registered: 12/07/02
Posts: 59
Loc: Shawnee, KS, USA
I'm a little confused here. Are you saying you have a double pole breaker that is half 20amp and half 15amp?

#84424 - 03/29/03 05:24 AM Re: bath circuits on double pole breakers
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Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 92
No, Each lighting circuit is on a 15A DP breaker and the outlets are on the 20A DP breaker.(2 separate bathrooms on the same floor).


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