ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat Box
Recent Posts
Questioning the electrical norms
by HotLine1 - 03/04/21 12:35 PM
Lock-down Thread
by gfretwell - 03/03/21 12:38 PM
Northern Tool Recalls Powerhorse Generators
by Admin - 02/25/21 09:49 PM
You will never guess
by gfretwell - 02/25/21 07:48 PM
New in the Gallery:
Facebook follies, bad wiring
FPE in Germany pt.2
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 14 guests, and 18 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
2012 Canadian Electrical Code #204320 11/29/11 05:34 AM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,155
dougwells Offline OP
Member

Tools for Electricians:
Re: 2012 Canadian Electrical Code [Re: dougwells] #204324 11/29/11 02:28 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 947
T
twh Offline
Member
Why didn't they just adopt the NEC?

Re: 2012 Canadian Electrical Code [Re: twh] #204337 11/30/11 03:01 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 613
M
mikesh Offline
Member
Originally Posted by twh
Why didn't they just adopt the NEC?

Because they still do goofy things there
Because we are not the USA
That said we could but why do we want to? I agree we both use the same products and for the most part Canadian and US rules are very similar in intent but there are some differences.

A province coould adopt the NEC but I think that could create a lot of legal problems for any installation that met CEC but missed NEC or vice versa.
Training. All those Canadian electricians would need to learn the NEC rules.

Re: 2012 Canadian Electrical Code [Re: dougwells] #204338 11/30/11 10:12 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 947
T
twh Offline
Member
It looks like we need to be retrained, anyway. I hope they do something distinctly Canadian, like put "eh" at the end of the sentences.

Re: 2012 Canadian Electrical Code [Re: dougwells] #204341 12/01/11 12:25 PM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 402
J
jdevlin Offline
Member
Since Youtube is blocked here at work could someone post the major changes coming in 2012.

Re: 2012 Canadian Electrical Code [Re: dougwells] #204343 12/01/11 01:01 PM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,155
dougwells Offline OP
Member
The video was quite brief,Day-cares will need TP receptacles now in use covers for outside was 2 things i remembered,

Re: 2012 Canadian Electrical Code [Re: dougwells] #204345 12/01/11 03:13 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,235
HotLine1 Offline
Member
Mikesh said..."Because they still do goofy things there"

I guess we do some things that may seem goofy to our friends north of the border...care to share your thoughts on what?




John
Re: 2012 Canadian Electrical Code [Re: dougwells] #204346 12/01/11 03:22 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 947
T
twh Offline
Member
I understand the CEC will have a table that shows 14 wire as being good for 25 amps, and a rule that the over-current can't exceed 15 amps. BEAT THAT FOR GOOFY, USA!

Re: 2012 Canadian Electrical Code [Re: twh] #204347 12/01/11 04:03 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 98
V
Vindiceptor Offline
Member
Originally Posted by twh
I understand the CEC will have a table that shows 14 wire as being good for 25 amps, and a rule that the over-current can't exceed 15 amps. BEAT THAT FOR GOOFY, USA!


That's exactly what the 2011 NEC Table 310.15(B)(16) says as well as each previous version (disclaimer; the oldest NEC in my office is 1987).

Looks like you guys are finally coming around, eh?

The 25 amp value can be used for derating, but over-current protection remains at the 15 amp maximum regardless.

Last edited by Vindiceptor; 12/01/11 04:05 PM.
Re: 2012 Canadian Electrical Code [Re: dougwells] #204348 12/01/11 04:16 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 947
T
twh Offline
Member
Quote
That's exactly what the 2011 NEC Table 310.15(B)(16) says as well as each previous version.
Oh! Now I feel goofy.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Featured:

2020 National Electrical Code
2020 National Electrical
Code (NEC)

* * * * * * *

2020 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2020 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
pcsailor
pcsailor
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posts: 21
Joined: September 2019
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Popular Topics(Views)
275,704 Are you busy
209,627 Re: Forum
196,966 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3