rberq wrote:This seems like a good place for my question. I have a 20 amp breaker with 12 gauge cable that used to feed an 8 foot electric baseboard. The heater is long gone and the cable terminates in a box inside a closet. I would like to run wire for two standard 110v outlets out of the box, one from each side of the 220v wire with a shared ground. Is there any reason not to do that?
I thought you were asking how to create a multi-branch circuit out of this...which would require a hot wire on each 120v phase, one shared neutral, and a shared ground. If all you want to do is power two outlets, and it is not necessary for each of them to be able to serve a 20 amp load, you can just wire them up like a normal circuit, as suggested above.
windyhill4.2 wrote:rberq,you posted earlier about wanting 2 -110 circuits for 110 outlets.You can use 1 yellow for power to 1 receptacle,# 2 yellow to # 2 receptacle,hook the white (neutral) to panel bar & to both of the receptacles,to the lighter colored screws,green is the ground for both receptacles. Back in the 80's,i wired around 300 houses with circuits like this,the new housing code in this state no longer allows for this method tho.
I did not realize multi-branch circuits are no longer code compliant. Not sure if that is a National or local code issue? My house still has a few of them.
Qtown1835 wrote:Two yellow wires are hot. Green is ground and white is neutral. If the neutral is open that is not good.
Not sure why they even ran a 3 wire cable for an electric baseboard, the neutral is not necessary for it to operate at 240v.