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Old 12-01-2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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IT'S BEEN 4 YEARS SINCE I LAST WIRED A COMPLETE HOUSE SO I NEED TO ASK A QUESTION. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THE BLUE 14-2 WIRE USED FOR THE BEDROOM PLUGS (arc fault breakers) IS PRACTICED FOR CODE PURPOSES IN ONTRIO, CANADA, OR JUST FOR IDENTIFICATION? WHEN I WIRED MY SISTER'S HOUSE I 2006, IT WAS JUST USED FOR PERSONAL IDENTIFCATION PURPOSES, NOT A CODE REQUIREMENT AT ALL.

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I know in Canada they did use the bleu NM cable for indentify for AFCI circuits however if that was in the CEC code requirement just hold on one of the Canada guys will show up and they can confirm this part.

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Code make no reference to cable colours. Only wire colors for neutral etc. are in the code.
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We need to colour code our wire here in Vancouver. It's like a rainbow running into my panel...

White
Blue
Yellow
Red
B/X

I'm sure each inspector will make his own calls on each job. You might fly by just wrapping some white tape over your blue lines a foot or so before they enter the panel...

Check with city hall first.

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We need to colour code our wire here in Vancouver. It's like a rainbow running into my panel...

White
Blue
Yellow
Red
B/X

I'm sure each inspector will make his own calls on each job. You might fly by just wrapping some white tape over your blue lines a foot or so before they enter the panel...

Check with city hall first.

JW

Can I have a code reference for that. I want to verify in the Ontario code(modified CEC) that we don't have that section. Maybe they changed it recently.

City hall has nothing to do with it. It all set by the province.
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That blue wire is to make the inspectors job even easier. He comes in looks at the plugs in the bedrooms sees blue wires and follows it back to the panel and knows it is arc fault protected.

I do like the colour codeing between different wire sizes(white is 14, yellow is 12, and red is 10). The last time I looked at Home Depot the blue wire was more expensive then the white #14 so if i ever build a house that alone would make me not want to use it.

I have never seen any reference in the CEC that requires the jacket to be a certain colour, there is rules on what colours the individual wires need to be though.

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