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Old 03-16-2010, 03:08 PM   #1
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I would like to insulate and poly my basement. Would this be considered a finished room according to the Ontario Elecrical Code and have to be wired accordingly?

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Old 03-19-2010, 09:40 PM   #2
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bump for john. Not familiar with canadian code at all...
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Codes follow the NEC for the most part. Basically allow 3 watts of power for every 3000 square feet. An outlet must be placed on any 2' and over wall and one must be within 6' along any point on any wall. (12' feet apart). Usually you will have one circuit for the outlets and another for the lights.. I would use 12/2 for the outlets and 14/2 for lights. If you are using an entertainment system add a circuit to this location.
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Contact your local code department.

Canadian code may differ or have additional requirements from USA code.
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