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comment How can I convert a 240V dryer outlet to two branch circuits?
@chief, I was definitely planning to swap the 40A breakers to 20A, but I was planning to leave the 40A (10 gauge IIRC?) wire in place from the panel to the receptacle box, where I would then feed the GFCI with one hot leg and neutral and run the other leg and shared common and ground via 12/2 NM-B over to the new receptacles in the other room. Are you saying I should replace the existing 40A wiring all the way back to the breakers?
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comment How can I convert a 240V dryer outlet to two branch circuits?
@chief, my city adopts NEC 2008 with some miscellaneous amendments, none applicable to this question. since the neutral is shared, I'm thinking I should still use a double-pole breaker (but 20A rather than 40A) so there's no question about the neutral having current moving through it. Maybe that's overkill, but I don't want anyone in the future working on one side of the circuit to become a shorter path to ground for the other side. I would guess that this is a good reason to label the shared neutral.
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comment How can I convert a 240V dryer outlet to two branch circuits?
Wonderful answer, Greg, exactly what I was looking for! Leaving notes inside the box and at the panel are great ideas, I'll be sure to do that. But I do have a follow-up question -- since the 240V wiring was rated for 40A, what's the issue with the shared neutral carrying that load if the two branches were in phase? (I plan to use the same adjacent breakers as before, so it's not an issue for me, I'm just curious.)
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comment How do I properly label/wire a switched subwoofer outlet?
This is exactly what I hoped was available / legal. I won't need a switch, the amplifier feeding the outlet will switch power to it.
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comment Should I use water-resistant lumber for siding?
Thanks! We had to go with PVC, the big-box home improvement stores here only carry composites in the form of deck boards, and only by special order.