Could anyone shed some light on this type of installation using a 14/3 cable to supply two seperate 15amp circuits?
I was mapping my electrical circuit box when I discovered that two individual circuits supplying the second floor are fed from two seperate circuit breakers but carried by one 14/3 cable. I haven’t been in our house very long (dated early 1900’s) but this cable appears to be fairly new. Is this legit wiring practice and if so can both circuits be loaded to their full (80%?) capacity? What is the impact/purpose of the neutral wire in this case and in general? Does the neutral carry a load?
Thank you in advance for any information on this.