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    Why don't the big box stores (HD or Lowes) sell 20Amp AFCI breakers nor do they sell 20A AFCI receptacles? OESC requires receptacles on a 15A or 20A circuit to be protected by either a AFCI breaker of a AFCI receptacle. Does the Ontario Electical safety code no longer require a 20A...
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    My task was to install new GFCI receptacle in the kitchen. - Exposed old receptacle (non-GFCI) - Breaker is off, test every wire with non-contact voltage tester, all cold - Two cords, each with white-black-ground - Disconnect them - Need to determine line / load for GFCI - Connect white and...
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    Hello, In Alberta Canada house built in 2008, Finishing the basement and don't have enough spaces left in elec. panel. With the new CEC 26-724(f) requirements basically everything will need AFCI protection in the home (With some exceptions (Sump, Bath etc). Can I move some circuits that...
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    I am looking for a BC certified electrical contractor or inspector, electrician or person(s) who has gone through this process to answer a few questions. I know with enough research I could probably find the info but it would be good to hear from real people. Summary: 1973 house containing...
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    Good day. I just have a few questions. I live in Ontario Canada. And want to know if I pigtail aluminum to copper with brown 63 aluminum to copper marette and anti oxidant compound if it will pass an inspection? Thank you for your time.
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    Hello Everyone: Lucky me that thw name Friendly was available. I'm here to learn and share information about building - I believe we need to get back to the barn-raising philosophy and in being helpful to others . I am excited to have become a DIYChatroom.com Member as this seems like such a...
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    I am unable to find the Code number of the Canadian Electrical Code for the following install. Why do the holes have to be drilled in the center of the 3.5inch wood stud. I need the Code Rule Number. I know why it has to be done, just do not know the code number. Also are there any...
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