Hello all, first time poster...
I've been in my house about a year now and just discovered that I have ceiling light which shares a neutral with another circuit - one of those situations where 3 way switches are connected with 2 wire cable, leaving no neutral at the fixture. After some poking around, I found out that this is okay if the two circuits are on different phases. I'd just like some clarification: does this mean that one breaker has to be on the left side of the hot bus, and the other on the right? Both are on the same side right now. I figure this is only adding 1/2 amp to the neutral load of the other circuit (120V w/ 60W bulb) but I plan on correcting it anyway if it's wrong.
Here are a couple more questions if I have to move one of the breakers: first, do the neutral and ground need to be moved in the panel to the other neutral/ground bus? (There is one neutral/ground bus next to each hot bus). It doesn't seem to me like they should have to be but I don't know what common practice is. Second, are splices allowed inside the panel? I may need to do that in order to reach another part of the bus bar.
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