SearchAsk us anythingarrow rightDoes a dedicated circuit need its own neutral?Dedicated circuits do not need dedicated neutrals because of code changes.Let's Get It Fixed!Our virtual experts can diagnose your issue (for free!) and resolve simple problems.Chat with a live expertChat nowCall 1 (855) 466-3948Call nowRATESHARECopy linkTwitterFacebookmagnifying glassLink copied to clipboard.SUBMIT AN ANSWERShop Recommended ProductsShop HomeX Recommended ProductsRELATED QUESTIONSDoes a cooker need its own circuit?It's inadvisable for an oven to share a circuit with another major kitchen appliance. It is safe to keep this as close to the appliance as possible but not so close that it poses a fire risk.Will a circuit work without a ground?Many circuits don't have a physical connection to the earth. It isn't a requirement for a circuit to work if an electronic device poses a safety hazard. It is necessary for a circuit to have a floating ground.Does neutral have to be grounded?The neutral wire is not dangerous if it is exposed to metal parts or plumbing. The hot wire is dangerous. The neutral wire needs to be grounded for reasons of safety.Should the ground and neutral wires be wired together?The neutral and ground should not be wired together. This is not right and could be dangerous. As the circuit closes, the neutral will be live when you plug in. The ground of the applicance will be live if the ground is wired to the neutral.Is a neutral required at every switch?They are neutrals. A neutral conductor is required at nearly every switch point when wiring lighting circuits supplied by a grounded general-purpose branch circuit. This is to complete a circuit path for electronic lighting control devices.Does a GFCI need to be on its own circuit?There is no need for a dedicated circuit. Ground fault protection is required in circuits that they are in. The way I wire them is to have the GFCI as the first plug, then chain and protect all the plugs downstream from it.