Installing a GFCI on 14/3 wire


Old 02-05-06, 07:25 PM
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Question Installing a GFCI on 14/3 wire

I want to install a GFCI outlet using 14/3 wire for a kitchen outlet. The current outlet is split using 14/3 wire. How can I install the GFCI since it appears to be designed for 14/2 wire? Thanks
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Old 02-05-06, 07:39 PM
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First off they do make two-pole GFI breakers, for times when a receptacle is split wired for one thing.

Second, kitchen receptacle circuits MUST be 20 amp and wired with #12 minimum. I know you say it's wired already but this is, and I believe always was , code.
Now, this is a US code. Are you in the USA or Canada? I think Canada allows #14ga/15 amp kitchen circuits.
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Sounds like a Canada kitchen counter code. They don't make GFCI for split receptacles. You must use a GFCI double pole breaker. You are however now allowed to use 20 amp circuits in the kitchen.

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