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Two 15 amp circuits joined

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by RC, Dec 7, 2004.

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  1. RC

    RC Guest

    I have a odd situation with my christmas lights. I have two intermatic
    timers in the garage each with its own 15 amp breaker. One controls
    the plug which the cristmas lights are pluged into, no problems with
    this circuit. The second timer has another plug outside under a blue
    spruce to light it up with christmas lights as well. What I found out
    is that this timer is also conected to the front porch light which is
    on third circuit. When the front porch light is on, power is fed to
    the timers circuit even when its open (not on). It all works fine,
    until the timer is off and all the lights are on, i.e. christmas
    lights on the tree and the lights on the third circuit. Everything
    works ok when the timer is on. I was wondering if this wiring design
    is to code?
  2. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    If everything is working like it's supposed to, then there is no problem.
    If you're worried that you might accidentally burn the house down, then by
    all means, call a qualified electrician.

    Merry Xmas!
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