C/Bs and multiwire curcuits
I'm installing two duplex recepticles in a two gang box. I'm feeding this from a home run to my GE breaker box. I'm using 14-3, multiwire curcuit.
From what I've learned, the newer NEC now requires a two pole C/B with the handle tie feature, even if each phase feeds one yoke? I've been looking for a GE THQP215, and could not easily find one. Home Despot didn't carry them where I am.
Note: Each duplex outlet will be fed from one leg, with pigtailed neutrals
Is the reason for the code change to ensure that each pole is fed from a different phase, or is it to protect someone working in the box?