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Old 01-09-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
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What would be the recommended breaker feeder size be for a sub panel if I move 2 double pole 15A breakers that feed the kitchen counter plugs into it? Please note, I am in Canada and code here used to be such that a 15A double pole breaker feeds up to 2 outlets that are split wired for the kitchen. Out kitchen has 4 plugs thus there are 2 15A DP breakers. I need some space in the main panel and these would be the best choice to move.

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Figure the size of the feed based on the load you expect.
You already know you need the 2 15 amp breakers, so what else are you going to add.
Cost wise, there's not much difference between a 30 amp feed and a 60 amp feed.

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The new panel only has room for 4 breakers and that all. The new breakers need to be double Pole GFI breakers so that will be all the load in the sub.
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If that is all the load you will ever put in that panel, the I would not do less than 30 amps
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