JLC • NEW ENGLAND EDITION • MARCH 1995
Safe Wiring Practice
To the Editor:
Rex Cauldwell states that multiwire
branch circuits must be ganged together
in the panel (On the House, 9/94). I
know of no National Electric Code
requirement mandating this. The NEC
definition of "Branch Circuit — Multiwire"
in Article 100 merely requires
that they be on opposite phases. A safety-
conscious installer would place the
breakers adjacent to one another, but it
is not mandatory, and I routinely find
them apart from one another.
John R. Grau
Affordable Electric Inc.
Rex Cauldwell responds:
Most of the time my recommendations
go beyond minimum code requirements,
and are based on considerations of safety,
good workmanship, and common sense. I