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    Multiple Circuits in Same Switch Box

    Multiple Circuits in Same Switch Box

    New postby Jimmy_B on Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:47 pm

    Hi Jerry,

    While working on changing a wall switch for a ceiling fan, I came across a multi-gang box that has power sources coming from two separate circuits; one circuit is going to the ceiling fan and the other circuit is going to a switch controlled receptacle. It looks to me that this was done when the ceiling fan was added to that room and there was probably already a full load on the existing circuit, so a new line was run to a junction box from a circuit that only had a light switch and a single receptacle on it.

    My question is does having more than one circuit in the same switch box meet the electrical code (I'm in NY)?

    Thanks,
    Jimmy B.
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    Re: Multiple Circuits in Same Switch Box

    New postby Jerry Peck - Codeman on Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:09 pm

    Jimmy,

    That is not against the code, in fact, with multiwire circuits, you have that at each box the multiwire circuit runs to or through.
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