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Old 12-14-2012, 03:22 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

If I have 2 feeds (14/2) going to a 3 gang box to feed:

1st feed for plugs, wall sconces
2nd feed for all potlights

Do the neutrals need to be separated or can they be all joined together.
Does it matter?

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Old 12-14-2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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Unless the CEC is different than the NEC the neutrals need to be kept separate. The grounds should be connected together.

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Old 12-14-2012, 03:45 PM   #4
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When two feeds enter a junction box, the neutrals are not combined. The neutral for each downstream load is connected only to the neutral accompanying the hot line that supplies that load.
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