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Old 01-14-2007, 06:58 PM  
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Is your wire Romex cable? Is it in a conduit? If the romex wire is 12/3 w G then you mightbe able to make two circuts with a common, common. You must make sure the common wire is not over ampped with the two circuts under load. The common wire is also a current carrying wire when the circuts are in use, don't overload it.
If you ran a PVC conduit you could pull single wires (THW) and still use only one common (white) as long as it doesn't over amp.

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Old 01-14-2007, 09:47 PM  
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He should not be doing ANY wiring in a place he is renting.
Call the landlord.
Please post back and let us know how it turns out....
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Old 01-15-2007, 05:17 PM  
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You can't use NM as an extension cord. It need to be properly wired and fastened in place.
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