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Old 08-23-2013, 08:43 AM   #16
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I will vocher the Canada regulations and all the lights ( luminaries ) have to be on 15 amp circuit ( some area will required AFCI now )
I have read that before and would love to know the reasoning behind that requirement/limitation.

Also, from watching Holmes on Homes, why are many breaker boxes in Canada installed on their side?

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Not sure for Montreal (QC), but in Ontario, a circuit could have no more than 12 terminations (either light and/or receptacle) [and switches don't count].
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I have read that before and would love to know the reasoning behind that requirement/limitation.

Also, from watching Holmes on Homes, why are many breaker boxes in Canada installed on their side?
Herdfan.,

I know Orange did reply that part of the Canada code and I am pretty sure the Montreal is the same as Ontario but beside couple more restriction but I will have to take a look at it when I get my free time to read it ( due they do show up in both French and English so I will see what I can do.)

For the breaker box on side aka horztantal postion due the Canada do not have handle restriction for on and off postion. plus what more the main cable termation box have seperated cover so you can not run any branch circuit thru the main cable termation box at all which that is a major no-no.

In France we can not run the breaker panel in horzontal postion we do keep the same pattern ( vertical ) much as possable which the handle is up postion which it is on while the handle down is off. but some breaker panel is simair what you guys in North Americian have them ( very limited but can able find it.)

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Not sure for Montreal (QC), but in Ontario, a circuit could have no more than 12 terminations (either light and/or receptacle) [and switches don't count].
I've read that before somewere too. So basically, even if I put 12 fixtures of 50 watts max. I can't add any other termination, eventhough my circuit will never go more than 600 watts total?
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The best option would be to have two circuits. One for the lights as recessed lights generally have a max bulb rating of 75-100 watts. This means a total of between 900-1200 watts on a circuit rated for 1800. A home theater can draw ALLOT of power, especially from surround sound units, some require 1000 watts PLUS a subwoofer, tv, cable box, dvd player, game system, etc.
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The best option would be to have two circuits. One for the lights as recessed lights generally have a max bulb rating of 75-100 watts. This means a total of between 900-1200 watts on a circuit rated for 1800. A home theater can draw ALLOT of power, especially from surround sound units, some require 1000 watts PLUS a subwoofer, tv, cable box, dvd player, game system, etc.
I was heading towards that solution too. It seems it will give me more flexibility.

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