The reason I asked was for outside lighting circuits Article 225 states
225.7**(B)** Common Neutral. The ampacity of the neutral conductor shall not be less than the maximum net calculated load current between the neutral conductor and all ungrounded conductors connected to any one phase of the circuit.
I don’t see any conductor that seems to be sized larger than a conductor on the breakers so those who have answered are correct but I wanted to be sure to post this.
I have on many occasions installed a #8 neutral for Christmas Tree lots for the festoon lightning.
Yes, that was the exception that I was referring to.
In this case the majority of it was wired with MC (Greenfield) 12/4, with relatively light loads whereby the neutrals may never have become overloaded. However, without an “up-sized” neutral I decided it was best to call it out.
I guess based on 225.7(B) I may have made the wrong call with regard to the lighting circuits, but without knowing the net load, I can’t say for sure. However, there were MWBC’s other than lighting-circuits in the panel, such as a garbage disposal, small outdoor refrigerator, barbeque-spit, etcetera. Plus several receptacle outlets, all on a single phase of 120V.
These were pretty apparent with the MC 12/4. The MC has one black, one red, one green and one white conductor.
All of the other colored wires in the panel (orange, grey, blue, yellow, etc.) were part of the timers.
Each red and black wire terminated at a breaker (even though they were difficult to follow) and there was only one neutral in each conduit, so it couldn’t have been anything else but an attempt at MWBC’s.
Jeff you made the right call. The white conductor would have to have been twice the size of the black and red conductor of each branch circuit as well as for the feeder supplying the panel. Or to be perfect it would have to be sized to twice the load on any one hot conductor.