No, this will cause inductive heating if it passes through anything ferrous. Like a Romex clamp, locknut, MC cable, or steel conduit. It is called splitting a neutral and is really bad workmanship. Depending on the current load, it could become hot enough to start a fire.
Can you join neutrals together from different circuits?
As these joined neutrals include the travelers of both three-way circuits, the neutrals from the nearest light to each box, and the neutral heading back to the panel from each box, these two circuits’ neutrals have multiple junction points that tie the neutrals together.
Can you daisy chain neutral wires?
Yes, you can and it will work. Ultimately this is your home, you know the reccemended way is to join them all up at the same point and not jump from switch to switch.
Can multiple switches use the same neutral wire?
If both switches are powered by the same breaker you can wire both to the same neutral.
What happens when you connect two hot wires together?
Two hots of same circuit – nothing should happen.
Can two hot wires share a neutral?
What is a multiwire branch circuit? A multiwire branch circuit is a branch circuit with a shared neutral. This means there are two or more ungrounded (hot) phase or system conductors with a voltage between them and a shared neutral.
Can you tie grounds together from different circuits?
I usually tie them together but this time I thought it was cleaner to separate them. both circuits are properly grounded at the sub panel. The inspector said that for the past 30 years the code has required that all equipment grounds be tied together regardless of what circuit they originate from.
What will happen if hot and neutral wires reversed?
One common issue with electrical outlets is reverse polarity, also known as “hot-neutral reversed.” In this condition, the outlet has been wired incorrectly, altering the flow of electricity. While the outlet will still be able to provide power to your electrical items, it is also present a greater shock hazard.
Can you pigtail hot wires?
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Quote from Youtube video: About 3/4 of an inch on both sides of both pieces of wire and this is going to be our pigtail. So now I'm going to take this pigtail. And I'm going to combine it with the other two hot wires.
Why would there be two hot wires?
The reason for multiple hot/neutral wires for one outlet is that the outlets are daisy-chained together. This means hot/neutral is only coming from one of the wires and it is being sent to the other wire.
How do you fix a shared neutral?
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Quote from Youtube video: Then locate the shared neutrals in the electrical box and remove the wire connectors that splicing them all together then separate and identify each circuits to neutral conductors.
What happens if the live wire touches the neutral wire?
In an electric iron being used in a household, the plastic insulation of live wire and neutral wire in the connecting cable gets torn. Due to this, naked live wire touches the naked neutral wire directly and the electric fuse of the circuit blows off.
What happens if you connect a hot wire to a neutral wire?
If the hot wire comes into contact with both the neutral and the ground, then it will flow through both wires back to the source but as the ground has less resistance more current will flow through it.
Can a neutral wire be connected to ground in panel?
The answer is never. Grounds and neutrals should only be connected at the last point of disconnect. This would be at main panels only.
Is it OK to connect neutral to ground?
No, the neutral and ground should never be wired together. This is wrong, and potentially dangerous. When you plug in something in the outlet, the neutral will be live, as it closes the circuit. If the ground is wired to the neutral, the ground of the applicance will also be live.
Does neutral wire have power?
To summarize: the hot wire carries electricity from the power supply and takes it to the load (lightbulb). Neutral wires take the used electricity from the load and bring it back to the power supply.
Does the neutral wire carry a load?
The neutral wire will be connected to the earth ground, the color of the neutral wire could be grey or white. During normal operations, the neutral wire will carry current. We can see neutral in most of the electrical equipment, mostly in non-linear loads.
Does the neutral wire carry voltage?
Voltage is carried by the live conductor, but a neutral conductor is also necessary for two important functions: Serving as a zero voltage reference point.