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Re: [Shop-talk] Electrical Outlet wiring question

To: Steven Trovato <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Electrical Outlet wiring question
From: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 00:28:24 -0500
On 3/13/2010 12:10 AM, Steven Trovato wrote:
> I'm not a big fan of it myself.  It makes the wiring harder to figure 
> out.  You can't use a standard GFI type breaker.   Independent control 
> of the circuits would be nicer than the single 220 breaker.  But I 
> have never heard of anything that would make it any more prone to 
> failure.
BTW.  Since he denounced it, it must be common?

> At 11:50 PM 3/12/2010, Peter J. Thomas wrote:
>> I had a conversion on 220 and phase difference with a licensed 
>> electrician some while ago and the topic of shared neutral came up.  
>> He denounced the practice sharing a neutral.   I understand the phase 
>> difference cancelling and even asked him about it.  He insisted it 
>> was a bad practice, and IIRC said he had seen failures.  Just thought 
>> I would share the warning he gave me.
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