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Ottawa, Canada: passing through the top of the panel

Posted by cfvh (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 18, 13 at 9:54

I am in Ottawa, Canada. I have a panel set up where it would be easiest to pass the stove feeder, and maybe even the dryer, through the top of the panel. Given that this is beside the live feeders to the panel from the utility, is this allowed or not? Thanks...


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RE: Ottawa, Canada: passing through the top of the panel

These aren't feeders but just branch circuits. There's no prohibition on coming in from any side.


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RE: Ottawa, Canada: passing through the top of the panel

Sorry about the terminology mix-up, I was on the phone regarding this and writing the message at the same time. Thank you!


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RE: Ottawa, Canada: passing through the top of the panel

By the way, just to be doubly sure, this is allowed by the CEC, not the NEC, in Ontario, correct?


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RE: Ottawa, Canada: passing through the top of the panel

A Canadian panel has a separate section divided from the rest of the panel for the feeder cables from the POCO.
You are permitted to pass branch circuits through the section of the panel containing feeder cables from the POCO.


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RE: Ottawa, Canada: passing through the top of the panel

The last message came out wrong.

You are NOT permitted to pass branch circuits through the feeder section.


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