I replaced a ceiling fan with a ceiling fan/light combo in a bedroom. Previously the fan did not have a switch to control it. Power goes directly to the fan and was controlled by a pull cord. I ran 14/3 wire from the new fan/light to the location of an existing switch that controls a single outlet in the room (for a lamp).
Due to space limitations (stud spacing) I cannot fit a 3 gang switch box in the wall where the current switch that controls the outlet is located. To get around this, I want to use a single gang 3 switch combination (15 Amp 3-Rocker Combination Switch). I understand how the wiring should be done for the fan/light and outlet (if they each had there own separate switch); however, since there is only one "line" terminal for the three switches in the new 3 rocker combo switch, I would have to pigtail the hot coming from the ceiling fan/light with the hot coming from the outlet.
Is it acceptable to join two hot wires coming from different locations (on the same circuit) without a neutral present, or will this lead to some kind of neutral imbalance? The neutrals still exist and are properly wired at their respective locations (fan/light and outlet).