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Old 10-17-2016, 02:10 PM   #1
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Another Ontario code query, multiple circuits in one box.


I forgot I had done this until today when I was looking at some stuff, but when I installed a 3-gang receptacle box to provide 6 circuits, I removed one outlet that fed power to the light and added 3 new outlets.

But I used the same box and just wire-nutted the bedroom light circuit in the same box.
so there are 3 outlets in the box, the wires for each enter from the bottom of the box.

the wires for the light enter from the top of the box on the left side.

is this legal? you'd basically need to turn off 7 breakers to work in the box, 6 for the outlets and 1 for the bedroom light.
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Not against code to have more than one circuit in a box.
You must
(a)tie all the grounds together.
(b)keep the neutrals for each circuit separate.
(c)not over fill the box per box fill regulations.
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Re: Another Ontario code query, multiple circuits in one box.


Awesome, it meets all that criteria except the grounds aren't tied together to each other, they are all grounded to the screws provided in the box.

They don't have to be physically twisted together do they?
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Awesome, it meets all that criteria except the grounds aren't tied together to each other, they are all grounded to the screws provided in the box.
That equals being tied together.
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