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Old 01-08-2011, 09:26 AM   #1
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20a or 15a for washer in canada???


the title says it all...do i need a 20 amp dedicated ciruit for a washer in canada or is 15 allowed

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If one of our Canada guys did give you the answer on the other topic not too long ago then he give ya a straight answer.

But if you really want 20 amp circuit you have to wired them with 12 gauge size plus 20 amp t-sloted receptale { which I am pretty sure the Canada do require that anyway }

There may be other regulations may show up so let one of our Canada electricians show up and give you the straight answer due I am not 100% famauir with it like need GFCI and other items may show up.

{note GFCI is very simauir to RCD is so you will know the terms }

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Unless your washer requires a 20 amp circuit 15 amp is fine. The circuit can't serve anything other than the laundry room.
The only 20 amp circuits required are for kitchen counter circuits. And even then you can use 15 amp split circuits. It just easier and cheaper to use 20 amp for the ones required to be GFCI(within 1.5m of sink).
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thanks Joe i was hoping you would be on here today, too much confusion online with the US regs (looks like they require 20a)
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while you are here Joe, my double oven rating plate reads
120/240 - 7.2kw
120/208 - 5.4kw
im thinking i need 8/3 wire with a 40a breaker??
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7.2Kw = 30 amps. 8/3 cable on 40 amp breaker should be fine.

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