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#102791 - 11/24/06 04:12 AM Max outlets on a ressi circuit
Eddy Current Offline
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Registered: 09/26/06
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Loc: Ontario,Canada
Is there not a maximum for how many outlets on a citcuit in a house? I thought it was twelve.
On another thread someone was saying that the NEC has no restrictions on how many can be installed. Just wondering if anyone knows the code reference for the CEC.

I was taught 12 max including plugs and lights.

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#102792 - 11/24/06 04:35 AM Re: Max outlets on a ressi circuit
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Registered: 02/14/03
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Loc: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
8-304, Maximum number of outlets per circuit, (branch circuits). Details in the book.

Greg

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#102793 - 11/24/06 10:01 AM Re: Max outlets on a ressi circuit
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For those of you that are not yet using the 2006 CEC the old rule was 12-3000.

Maybe we in BC will get the 2006 CEC by spring.

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#102794 - 11/24/06 01:37 PM Re: Max outlets on a ressi circuit
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he he Yeah sounds like there saying late January now but at the Safety Authority Client meeting last night they were not sure all we know is it wont be December.

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#102795 - 11/24/06 08:11 PM Re: Max outlets on a ressi circuit
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Loc: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Why can't you get the 2006 CEC there?

I thought the book was Canada Wide and only the provincial ammended books were slow to come out.

I've heard an Ontario edition isn't expected till 2009, and have found that some inpectors here are accepting and ruling via the 2006 Canadian Edition and some are still ruling via the 2002 Ontario Edition.

I do however simply call our 'helpful' ones for clarification if I notice a discrepancy between the two (when there's time to wait for a callback I shld say) on something major. Otherwise I've been sticking to the 2006 CEC.

-Greg

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#102796 - 11/25/06 04:31 AM Re: Max outlets on a ressi circuit
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Yeah, I heard the same thing Smokeumchev.
I e-mailed ESA in Ontario about the new code book a few months back. They said no new book until 2008 or 2009 !
Must realy suck if your still in school.

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#102797 - 11/25/06 10:42 AM Re: Max outlets on a ressi circuit
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The 2006 CEC is available directly from CSA in either book form or on CD.

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#102798 - 11/27/06 03:46 AM Re: Max outlets on a ressi circuit
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Yeah, we have the CEC 2006. We're talking about the Ontario Book. Same thing with extra Ontario specific amendments. Was due to come out this year (2006) but isn't.

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#102799 - 11/27/06 09:59 AM Re: Max outlets on a ressi circuit
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I know at algonquin in Ottawa they are strictly using the 2006 CEC for the course material.

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#102800 - 11/29/06 04:58 PM Re: Max outlets on a ressi circuit
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 Quote:

I thought the book was Canada Wide and only the provincial ammended books were slow to come out.


Each province creates its own Code that includes the CEC plus ammendments/bulletins. Essentially, the CEC isn't adopted until the ammendments are done.

I guess I'm lucky... I got my whole apprenticeship plus contractors license done on the 2002 Code

I wouldn't consider 12 outlets to be good practice, even if it is the Code minimum.

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