mysterious outlet wiring question

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On Sun, 11 Nov 2007 17:12:05 -0500, "RBM" <rbm2(remove

I thought it was code that both breakers of an Edison circuit had to be ganged together so what just happened here cant happen. Is this true?
-dickm
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snipped-for-privacy@universalclock.com wrote:

No. The U.S. NEC requires tied breakers only if there's at least one device on the circuit that's supplied by both legs (e.g. a duplex receptacle with the tie-bar removed on the hot side, and each half of the receptacle supplied by a different leg).
IMO that's a serious flaw in the Code -- I think tied breakers should *always* be used on Edison circuits.
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No, it isn't. Should be, if only to ensure it actually IS an Edison circuit.
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On Sun, 11 Nov 2007 20:45:49 GMT, HamNCheese

Turn off all breakers. Remove the meter from the socket. Begin removing all wiring in the entire house, including the breaker panel. When this is finished, throw away all wiring, outlets, fixtures, breaker box, and anything else connected to the wiring.
Get your yellow pages, look up electricians, and call an electrician and have the house re-wired.
Your house is incorrectly wired now and it's dangerous if you have 110v on a white wire. You could burn at any moment. Do not delay, do this now.
----- Call 911 if you see smoke or flame !!!!
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