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Old 10-23-2010, 07:17 AM   #16
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Any outlet within 1.5M of the sink needs to be GFI and according the CEC in your kitchen you either need a 15A split plug or you can use a single circuit with a 20A tslot. The CEC also says that your overcurrent protection can not be set higher then what the plug is rated for(So no 15A plug on a 20A circuit). Since they don't make a 15A GFI that you can split you are forced to go with a 20A cicruit and since your overcurrent can't be higher then your plug rateing you then have to use a 20A t-slot plug.

If you are further then 1.5M from the sink you are allowed to run 14/3 to a plug and split it.

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Don't you split the receptacles so that the top and bottom are on different circuits?
GFCI receptacles can not be split to allow 2 different circuits. There is a single set of line terminals and a single set of load terminals. And no brass tabs.
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