Originally Posted by maine845
I recommend you stay away from a multiwire circuit because it is wired on a double pole circuit breaker and if one side causes a short and trips, the other non affected circuit will trip and thus leaves you in the dark.
Unless you are under the 2008 NEC this is NOT a code requirement.
Also, for relatively newly wired circuit, when was the last time you tripped a breaker?
In being in my (1975) house for the last 15 years, I have NEVER tripped a breaker.
Sorry, I DO NOT buy into that whole "It will leave you in the dark