useing red wire from 3wire with groud?

Old 03-26-04, 11:00 AM
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Question useing red wire from 3wire with groud?

I am rewiring house to up grade old 2 wire with no ground wire.
I have installed a 3 wire with ground 12 gage (black, red, white and ground wire) I am nort using the red wire for anything right now but would like to use that red wire for another hot wire.
My question is can I use the same white and ground wire which is hooked up to main circiute breaker box for basement outlets.
I would like to continue the red wire (which is not in use but goes from main breaker to a junction box located in center of house) for outlets on first floor.
Old 03-26-04, 11:20 AM
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How do you mean "use" the red wire?

Do you intend to hook this red wire up in the circuit breaker panel? If so, you will have a multiwire circuit. Multiwire circuits require special care to make sure that you do not violate code and.or create an unsafe (potentially life threatening) situation.

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