Replacing Westinghouse breakers

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Old 09-04-14, 11:57 AM
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Replacing Westinghouse breakers

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There are four 15 Amps split duplex receptacles close enough to the kitchen sink to require GFCI protection I would like to replace the existing breakers with GFCI breakers The panel is Westinghouse WB1216 and the breakers are DNPL 15 15 940117 I did a search looking for replacements but came up empty
I would appreciate some info as to finding the correct breaker
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Old 09-04-14, 02:55 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

Eaton/Cuttler Hammer type BR breakers are replacements for Westinghouse panels.

Here is one example: Shop Eaton Type BR 20-Amp Ground Fault Circuit Breaker at Lowes.com
 
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Old 09-04-14, 04:53 PM
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What do you mean by split circuits? If it is a Multi wire circuit the GFCI protection will work. i.e. Shared neutral.
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Old 09-04-14, 05:06 PM
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I too wonder what you mean by split circuit. Do you mean like a multiwire circuit (With a common neutral) or tandem breakers(2 breakers that take the space of 1)?
 
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I had the same problem with my old Westinghouse panel I solved the problem by using one 15 amp GFCI receptacle and daisy chaining it to the other 3 receptacles for protection.
 
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Old 09-04-14, 06:52 PM
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The OP is in Canada and referring to kitchen counter top receptacles. Canada code requires (or required) a duplex receptacle to be split wired (top and bottom separated) with two circuits.
 
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Old 09-04-14, 07:06 PM
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Thank you for welcome and replies this breakers are expensive

Geochurchi asked

'' What do you mean by split circuits?''

My post said split receptacles [fed by 3 wire circuits or multiwire circuits]

The house was built in the early 90s and apparently at that time the Provincial Code did not required GFCI protection for the kitchen counter receptacles however it was required for bathrooms
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Old 09-04-14, 07:26 PM
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My post said split receptacles [fed by 3 wire circuits or multiwire circuits]
Since you have a shared neutral in the 3-wire multiwire branch circuits, you'll need a 2 pole GFCI breaker.
 
 

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