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AnotherAmateur wrote at 2013-01-27 02:17:54
You can share a neutral if the phase A and Phase B are on the same breaker serving a load or loads that use both A & B together.  Think of a typical home with "Red"/phase A and "Black"/Phas B going to 240V between each other (and 120V to Neutral).  If you run one neutral but are splitting the use of that Red and Black for 120V stuff then the Neutral will end up carrying too much, getting overheated, and starting a fire.  ...So consider this seriously.


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