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#216621 - 01/05/16 11:03 PM 14/3 other than in a kitchen
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What does ESA have to say about using 3 wire nmd-90 to feed receptacles other than in a kitchen?

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#216640 - 01/10/16 04:06 PM Re: 14/3 other than in a kitchen [Re: Oh Well]
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I assume you meant "CSA"?
I don't recall much of anything in the code book regarding 3 wire cables being used for lighting and convenience plug outlets. In Saskatchewan the only exception I am aware of between kitchen split receptacles and using a 3 wire to supply lighting and convenience receptacles elsewhere in a residence is the circuit breaker. For a split receptacle at a kitchen counter the breaker must be a double pole or two singles with a tie-bar. For the 3 wire being used for lighting and convenience receptacles you can use a single pole breaker for each hot leg. An economical way to wire but it has significant cons if, for example, the neutral is lost.

Edited by Potseal (01/10/16 04:07 PM)
A malfunction at the junction


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