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I am putting a 20A T-Slot GFCI on either side of my kitchen sink. My question is do I have to use 12-2 yellow or 14-2 yellow for this hook up? Also does each outlet have to be on its own breaker?

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Sorry I forgot to mention that I am in Ontario Canada!

Thanks to everyone for answers they are a huge help.
 

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I am putting a 20A T-Slot GFCI on either side of my kitchen sink. My question is do I have to use 12-2 yellow or 14-2 yellow for this hook up? Also does each outlet have to be on its own breaker?

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Depends on what size breaker feeds the circuit. It should be on a 20 amp small appliance circuit. In this case 12/2 is required. Previously all NM cables were white, now #12 is yellow and white is #14. #14 goes on a 15 amp breaker.

No. Both recepts need only one breaker. Actually you are supposed to have 2 - 20 amp circuits in a kitchen. Daisy chain the GFCI so you only need one. You do not need two GFCI's. The first GFCI in the circuit feeds a simple standard recept, thus giving you GFCI protection on any receptacles connected downstream.
 

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Edit: Yeah, what he said ^^^^ :) Didn't refresh the page before I started typing..

By the NEC (if applicable in your area), you cannot put a 20A receptacle on a circuit rated 15A, so you would need to run 12-2 with a 20A breaker.

IMO it's a minor violation, but there you have it.

That doesn't matter anyway, because your kitchen receptacle outlets must be on circuits rated for 20A.

Each of your receptacles does not need to be on its own breaker, but (and again, this is according to the NEC) you need to have at least 2 circuits available at your counter top.
 
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