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Kitchen GFCI Splits

Posted by Noctua (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 30, 14 at 23:08

In Canadian Kitchens Code allows for 15 amp split receptacles or 20 amp receptacles. Max two outlets per run.

All Receptiveness within 1.5 meters (59 inches) must be GFCI protected.

This means in that zone i can use one 20 amp GFCI Plug with a 20 amp breaker and 12/2 wire or i could use 2 split 15 regular plugs with a dual pole 15 amp GFCI breaker and 14/3 wire.

I am wondering if i can run split 20 amp plugs off a dual pole 20 amp GFCI Breaker with 12/3 wire and still meet code... it is above minimum isn't it?

I can get the 20 amp GFCI breakers significantly cheaper than the 15s for some reason and the extra amps would be nice.


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RE: Kitchen GFCI Splits

For a non GFCI breaker you could use one 20 amp dual breaker with 12/3 for a multi-wire branch circuit and then break it out at the kitchen into two 20 amp circuits. However, I don't know if there are any unique requirements for a dual pole GFCI breaker.

I think it it would be cheaper to use a standard dual pole breaker, and then put one GFCI receptacle for each circuit and wire it so it protects all receptacles downstream. I priced 20 amp GFCI breakers last week for my Square D panel and one 20 amp GFCI breaker costs a lot more than a couple of GFCI receptacles.

Bruce


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RE: Kitchen GFCI Splits

Codewise, i don't think i can do that.

Only 1 set of 2 GFCI plugs/Breaker Or 2 sets 2 split plugs/ 1 dual pole GFCI breaker.

Wondering i can can split 20 amp plugs.


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