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Is there a problem with two people lighting from a chanukiah that has two Shamashes and 16 candles? Say, Shamash, 8 candles, Shamash, 8 candles, all on one structure?

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See Kitzur Shulchan Oruch 139 (6)

וצריכין ליזהר שיתן כל אחד ואחד נרותיו במקום מיוחד, כדי שיהיה היכר כמה נרות מדליקין

or as Ohr Someach expresses the halacha:

If a number of people are lighting in one household they should make a slight separation between their menorahs so that there is no confusion to the observer as to the number of candles.

So there is a problem with two people lighting from a double chanukiah.

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    No, quite opposite. The KSA only requires separation between groups of candles, not candelabras. – Adám Dec 26 '14 at 15:10

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