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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. Mequon, Wis. 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 often