I don't expect responders to be intimately familiar w/CA electrical code but is what's described below generally done?
I want to run two 120V/20A circuits into my shop. I would like every outlet to use both circuits. I've read that splitting an outlet among two circuits requires a special breaker in the panel so let's assume that I will just use two dual outlets per receptacle with the outlet on the left being on one circuit and the one on the right being on the other.
The question is can I run this using a single run of 3 wire cable running white to the neutral bar, black to one 20A breaker and red to another 20A breaker. I.e. the two circuits share a neutral and ground wire.
This seems reasonable to me since the neutrals and grounds are tied to the same potential at the panel anyway but I imagine many a house has caught fire due to things that seemed reasonable at the time.
thanks for the help ml