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    Quote Originally Posted by hbiss View Post
    This thread reminds me of the time I was working on a residential gut and remodel. I found this single run of TW that went from one switch box, down the hall to another, kind of like what the OP is trying to do. I didn't bother to see what it did because it was all getting ripped out anyway. I found out that the previous owner was an aircraft engineer who apparently did a lot of the electrical when the house was new. Just goes to show, engineers may know the theory to make something work but have no practical experience unless they are related to this trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwired View Post
    Fair enough, where is the code sections in your posts to back your replies up?
    You tell me where the code says to run the conductors of the same circuit together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsparky52 View Post
    OK, I can buy into that, but ... it's still a lame azz way to do it.
    I have done that kind of thing many times. Most times have been with bathroom fan/light/night light. Run power to wall switches, run 2-two wire cables to the unit, if they enter the unit through same KO and switch box is non metallic you don't have any 303.3(B) issues. EMF's - they are routed in close proximity and are nearly same as if they were all in one cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel malack View Post
    You tell me where the code says to run the conductors of the same circuit together.

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    The already mentioned 300.3(B)

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    They make a 14-4 romex, got some on the truck for that application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel malack View Post
    They make a 14-4 romex, got some on the truck for that application.

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    For no more then I would use it, it is not worth keeping around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel malack View Post
    They make a 14-4 romex, got some on the truck for that application.

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    They dont make 12/5 tho for 4 function fans (heater, light, fan, nightlight). You have to run 12/3 and another or a 12/2 and re-identify its neutral.
    Electricians do it until it Hertz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFletcher View Post
    They dont make 12/5 tho for 4 function fans (heater, light, fan, nightlight). You have to run 12/3 and another or a 12/2 and re-identify its neutral.
    I am pretty sure you can get 12/5 in MC cable. Not so good if you have plastic boxes, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K8MHZ View Post
    I am pretty sure you can get 12/5 in MC cable. Not so good if you have plastic boxes, though.
    You're right on both accounts. I left "NM" out of my post - no one makes 12/5 NM.
    Electricians do it until it Hertz!

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