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    Quote Originally Posted by 480sparky View Post
    I've never supplied receptacles from a load. I supply them from the circuit.

    But can you split a duplex with two circuits? Yes. You just need to make sure the two circuits have a common disconnect.
    I was thinking it over and by common you mean they need trip together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by michalspike View Post
    I was thinking it over and by common you mean they need trip together?
    No, he means a common disconnect not a common trip. In other words when a human shuts off one circuit the other must turn off also. If one circuit trips the other may stay on or not.

    This can be acomplished with single pole breakers and approved handle ties.

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    Here is the code section


    210.7(B) Multiple Branch Circuits. Where two or more branch circuits supply devices or equipment on the same yoke, a means to simultaneously disconnect the ungrounded conductors supplying those devices shall be provided at the point at which the branch circuits originate.

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    Question is, will the inspector even know to look? Take a 14-3 to a receptacle during rough - everything looks fine. Go back for a final inspection - as an inspector I know that I don't check every receptacle and which breaker is feeding it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsamples View Post
    Question is, will the inspector even know to look? Take a 14-3 to a receptacle during rough - everything looks fine. Go back for a final inspection - as an inspector I know that I don't check every receptacle and which breaker is feeding it.


    Maybe being an inspector is not for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 480sparky View Post
    But can you split a duplex with two circuits? Yes. You just need to make sure the two circuits have a common disconnect.

    Isn't this a MWBC?

    -Hal
    Last edited by hbiss; 03-18-17 at 02:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hbiss View Post
    Isn't this a MWBC?

    -Hal
    No, it is two different two wire circuits as far as I know

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    Agreed, if he breaks the tab off between the neutral screws too and runs two separate neutrals to go with the hots. The OP didn't elaborate on that aspect so the first thing that came to mind is how I would do it. There are pros and cons to either way I suppose depending on the job.

    -Hal

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