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electrical regulations Canada ( B.C.) #102013
09/17/04 06:46 AM
09/17/04 06:46 AM
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jerry brewer  Offline OP
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North Vancouver , BC, Canada
Hi
I am a uk qualified / UK registered electrician.
With my wife being canadian, I am thinking of the possibilities of crossing the pond..
Naturally I don't expect to be instantly qualified in canada.
Are there any pointers to the way to get qualified?
Does each state have it's own regs ? or is there a counrtywide one ?

B.C. would probably be our destination.

Does anyone know where I could get hold of a copy of the current regs for canada/B.C.
Many thanks in advance if anyone can help.
Cheers
Jerry

( yet another Brit thinking of ' getting on a boat ' )

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Re: electrical regulations Canada ( B.C.) #102014
09/17/04 08:44 PM
09/17/04 08:44 PM
dougwells  Offline

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kamloops BC Canada
Here are some links for you

http://www.bcelectrician.com/who_can_do_electrical_work.html
http://www.itabc.ca/newBCresidents.php

Edit to remove stale link

[This message has been edited by dougwells (edited 04-07-2005).]

Re: electrical regulations Canada ( B.C.) #102015
09/18/04 06:07 AM
09/18/04 06:07 AM
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jerry brewer  Offline OP
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Hi
Many thanks for your reply & links
cheers
Jerry

Re: electrical regulations Canada ( B.C.) #102016
02/04/05 06:15 PM
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jerry brewer  Offline OP
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North Vancouver , BC, Canada
Hi All,
just got hold of a book on CEC & B.C. amendments, for residential.
On my initial browsing, What confuses me is calculating service size rule 8-200, the example uses 240v , as does a few other calculations in the book, I thought all Canada was 110v, but the book is written & published in Canada.
Is there a mix of 110v & 240v ?
Many thanks in advance if anyone can help.
Cheers
Jerry

Re: electrical regulations Canada ( B.C.) #102017
02/05/05 07:40 AM
02/05/05 07:40 AM
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smokumchevy  Offline
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Canadian residential:

Single phase 110/240
2 Legs & Neutral
1 leg 110 to ground/neutral
2 legs 240 line to line

-Greg

Re: electrical regulations Canada ( B.C.) #102018
02/06/05 07:50 PM
02/06/05 07:50 PM
dougwells  Offline

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kamloops BC Canada
Wheb calculating demand we use the 240 voltage divisor

Re: electrical regulations Canada ( B.C.) #102019
02/08/05 10:28 PM
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bigrockk  Offline
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Middle of Canada
Hi Jerry,
The following link will give you a fair idea of the power supplied to a typical North American home.
Hope this helps! http://science.howstuffworks.com/power9.htm

Re: electrical regulations Canada ( B.C.) #102020
02/10/05 05:45 PM
02/10/05 05:45 PM
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jerry brewer  Offline OP
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North Vancouver , BC, Canada
Hi,
Many thanks for the replies, all is clear now.
Cheers
Jerry

Re: electrical regulations Canada ( B.C.) #102021
08/24/06 12:18 AM
08/24/06 12:18 AM
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jerry brewer  Offline OP
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North Vancouver , BC, Canada
Hi All,
Finally we made it to Vancouver, Canada.
Any suggestions on reading material / books or tips for the IP/TQ exam , I apparently have to challenge it to become a BC electrician.
Cheers
Jerry

Re: electrical regulations Canada ( B.C.) #102022
08/24/06 12:50 AM
08/24/06 12:50 AM
dougwells  Offline

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kamloops BC Canada
Hi Jerry Welcome to Beautiful British Columbia. look up PS Knights book 2 it has a sample exam and questions in it. http://www.psknight.com/
and this one http://www.bcelectrician.com/

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