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Old 11-21-2012, 06:24 PM   #16
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I work with the Ontario code.
It is 30-104 (a) in Ontario.
Thanks -- can you print this here out verbatum? And do you think it is common throughout the rest of Canada ..do you know whether it's also in the national plumbing rules?

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30-104 Protection (see Appendix B)
Luminaires, lampholders, and lighting track shall not be connected to a branch circuit protected by overcurrent
devices rated or set at more than
(a) 15 A in dwelling units;

2012 CEC
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It is electrical code. I don't think there would be any reference in the plumbing code.

I only have on Ontario code book but the quote above is verbatim from the Ontario book as well.
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Thanks, Techy.
interesting ..a Florida guy would come to the rescue
What do you think is the reasoning behind the CEC rule ..why isn't doing everything on a 20A circuit ok -- as seems to be the case in much of the US?
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No limit to the number of outlets you can put on a circuit in the NEC. With a 12 outlet limit there is no need to put 20 amp circuits in most place in Canada.
As for the reason for 15 lighting circuits, maybe to protect the fixtures, which aren't fused and typically have small wires in them?
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..thanks. Got another question: just now finishing off the wiring. Does the CEC allow me to add my HRV 24v Decora timer switch to the ganged bath lighting box? Can't find any reference in my handy dandy PS Knight book.
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..thanks. Got another question: just now finishing off the wiring. Does the CEC allow me to add my HRV 24v Decora timer switch to the ganged bath lighting box? Can't find any reference in my handy dandy PS Knight book.
You need a barrier between your line a low voltage. 2 gang box with a metal barrier which attaches to the ground screw as separates both wires

I know they are code compliant with tv/data cable
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..thanks. Got another question: just now finishing off the wiring. Does the CEC allow me to add my HRV 24v Decora timer switch to the ganged bath lighting box? Can't find any reference in my handy dandy PS Knight book.
You should able find the barrier to fit in your plastique box if they do have it but for metal box you should able as well.

Check that in your big box store to see if they have it otherwise my next best bet is electrical supply centre.

I am not too sure how far they updated the CEC ( Canada electrical code ) due I have older editon ( Quebec verison ) but it should be the same as Joed is posting on that.

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Originally bought 2 plastic boxes for another project: a yellow Hubble 2-gang from HD, another gray 3-gang 3" from Ecol Electric. Neither has a slot for any sort of barrier. Can I just make my own plastic or metal plate and go from there, or does it need to be a special box with its own plate?

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And on another question: the Code says no recs within 1 m of shower. Does that mean the physical shower stall itself, or just the opening part of the shower?

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It means the edge of the shower enclosure. You don't want to be able to reach them while in the shower.
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managed for find an exception subrule that states in a small bathroom the distance can be as short as 500mm minimum (BC Rule 26-710(g)).

..hmm, there are only adults in this house who don't normally go looking for trouble
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I have some plastic octagonal light boxes left over from my job and like to know if they can legally be used as junction boxes in my attic?

I would either nail them to the sides of a truss or directly on a truss joist (but would be covered with insulation). They would also be covered by a round plate (like the metal boxes).
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as long as they have covers and are not over filled, yes you can use them
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Good news, thanks. The boxes are all large and there's a set of flat covers for them.


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