Wiring Recepticals


Old 09-22-05, 09:57 AM
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Red face Wiring Recepticals

I am finishing a partly finished basement.I want to put 3 recepticals along one wall in one room and 3 recepticals along another wall into another room.These are straight runs with no obstructions(doorways ect).The codes I would be dealing with would be Canadian.I have drilled my studs and nailed on the boxes and want to rough in the wiring.Would it be correct If I use 14/2 wire along the run of 3 recepticals and to the panel and have it all hooked to a 15 amp double pole breaker?Or do I need a breaker for each room? Is this the proper hook-up or do I only need the one double breaker?Also none of the recepticals will be switched.

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Old 09-22-05, 10:35 AM
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The circuit they are showing you is a multi wire circuit. Multi wire circuits allow for twice the power with a slightly larger cable. If you don;t need the power that two 15 amp circuits provide, then I would just go with a single 15 amp circuit. Better yet, consider a 20 amp circuit.

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