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I have a room upstairs that's the size of a small studio apartment. My daughter decided to move back home but my tenant noticed that the room she moved into is tied into their apartment. I went to the panel box and noticed that there is a 12/3 wire in place.

My question is can I take the hot wire going to my kid's room and put it on my panel? Would it be ok with the ground and neutral still plugged into the other panel?

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No is your answer. Move the complete circuit or don't move anything This can really be a safety concern if one panel is shut down and the neutral and ground are on a live panel, or vice versa.

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To put it another way, 12/3 should go to a duplex breaker where both legs always turn off together. –  Jay Bazuzi Dec 5 '11 at 18:33
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