i have a question regarding sharing a neautral conductor,i have not seen the new code book but have heard prior to realese that you now could not share neautral conductors on branch circuits.is this correct? if anyone could answer this i would greatly appreciate it.....thanks
NEC Article 100, Definitions. Branch circuit, multiwire. The definition describes a shared neutral. As far as I know the new Code does not prohibit the use of a shared neutral. In some cases, for branch circuits feeding computer equipment it's better to run two 2-wire circuits instead of one 3-wire circuit.
[This message has been edited by Frank Cinker (edited 06-02-2002).]
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thankyou frank for your help,i apreciate it.no this is going to be for a room addition in wich i plan to run two 23/3 romex from the panel to feed the lighting and receps.i usually do industrial work and thought i had better chek before the inspestor does.thanks again.....
Re: 2002 nec changes#80836 06/02/0209:27 AM06/02/0209:27 AM
Is this for a bedroom? If so, what you may have heard was in refererence to the new requirements for AFCI breaker protection. If this is the case you would have to locate a special 2 pole AFCI breaker that will work with 3 wire circuits. At the present time the only brand I know of is Cutler Hammer and they may even be difficult to locate.
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