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This Canadian Electrical Code 2015 - Truth Tables


A Single Dwelling is Duplex,Tri-plex, Quadruplex, Semi-detached, detached house, or one unit of row housing.
A Residential Occupancy is a rental unit or lease.
A Dwelling Unit is a housekeeping unit for one or more people to share facilities.

Receptacles (Plugs) Only
.
  Rental or Residential Occupancy Receptacle Spacing Receptacle spacing Single Dwelling and Dwelling Combination Arc Fault Breaker
or Regular Arc Fault Breaker (*4)
Devices
Required
Tamper Proof
(*1)
GFCI
(*3) (*2)
Type of
Receptacle
Dedicated
(Separate Circuit)
Porch   minimum of one required Yes one Yes Yes Class A Type GFCI-TR No
Balcony   minimum of one required Yes one Yes Yes Class A Type GFCI-TR No
Kitchen Counter No 2- 15A Split or
2- 20A
Yes Possibly
5-15 TR
5-20 TR or Class A Type GFCI-TR
Yes
Range   no more than 130mm O.F.F center of recptacle, and in center of range No one No No 14-50 R
125-250V (*5)
Yes
Refrigerator No one No No 5-15 R or 5-20R Yes
Hallways Yes- Dwellings
No -Occupancy
12 max Yes No 5-15 TR or 5-20TR No
Microwave only one required only one required No one No No 5-15 R or 5-20R Yes
Dining Room Yes 12 max Yes No 5-15 TR or 5-20TR Yes
Bathroom No one Yes Yes Class A Type GFCI-TR No
Basement Yes 12 max Yes No 5-15 TR or 5-20TR No
Laundry Room one per washer if plumbing installed one per washer if plumbing installed Yes- Dwellings
No -Occupancy
one per Possibly Possibly
5-15 TR or 5-20TR or Class A Type GFCI-TR Yes
Outdoors No one per Possibly Yes Class A Type GFCI-TR Yes
Utility Room minimum of one required minimum of one required Yes 12 max Yes Possibly 5-15 TR or 5-20TR or Class A Type GFCI-TR Yes
Bedroom Yes 12 max Yes No 5-15 TR or 5-20TR No

*1- Tamper proof receptacles are not necessary if they are behind appliances, or 2m above floor. This renders them inaccessable, which is acceptable.CEC 26-712(b)(g) and (h) Notes 4,5.
*2 - If the receptacle is within 2.5 meters of finished grade, it must be GFCI Type A protected. CEC 26-710(n)
*3 - Any receptacle within 1.5 meters of a sink must be GFCI class A type. CEC 26-700(11)
*4 - A receptacle used for a sump pump, located in a bedroom is not required to be protected by AFCI. It also should be labelled on the panel as a sump pump and connot supply any other receptacles located in the bedroom. CEC 26-724(g)
*5 - This range receptacle must be installed so that the ground opening of the receptacle (plug) is on the side. Also located in the middle of the range. CEC 26-744(6)
*6
- This receptacle must be located within 1m of the sink, but no closer than 500mm from bathtub or shower. CEC 26-710(f)(g)

Please note: This does not review all of the code requirements for receptacles. This is a convenience chart for electricians to view.



Lighting Only

Minimum requirement Single Pole Switch Double Pole Switch or (3 way)
Pendant or Suspended Side Wall Mounted Dedicated
(Separate Circuit) or Arc Fault
Storage Room Yes No Yes No No
Garage minimum of one required. Yes No Yes No No
Basement
Unfinished
Yes No Yes No No
Basement Stairs Finshed at least one for every 30m2 No Yes Yes No No
All other Stairs No Yes Yes No No
Kitchen Yes No Yes No No
Bedroom minimum of one required. Yes No Yes No No
Livingroom Yes No Yes No No
Dining Room Yes No Yes No No
Utility/Laundry Yes No Yes No No
Hallway minimum of one required. Yes No Yes No No
Entrance Yes No Yes No No
Water Closet minimum of one required Yes No Yes No No
Clothes Closet Yes No No Yes No


Please note: This does not review all of the code requirements for lighting. This is a convenience chart for electricians to view.



Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Only

Smoke Detector
(*2)
Carbon Monoxide
(*1)
Distance Between Ceiling Mounted
Only
Interconnected Do not install on Arc Fault or Receptacle Circuits
Storage Room No No max 15m Yes Yes Yes Do Not Install on Arc Fault
Garage Yes Yes max 15m Yes Yes Yes Do Not Install on Arc Fault
Basement
Unfinished
Yes Maybe max 15m Yes Yes Yes Do Not Install on Arc Fault
Basement Stairs Finshed No No max 15m Yes Yes Yes Do Not Install on Arc Fault
All other Stairs No No max 15m Yes Yes Yes Do Not Install on Arc Fault
Kitchen Maybe Maybe max 15m Yes Yes Yes Do Not Install on Arc Fault
Bedroom Yes Yes max 15m Yes Yes Yes Do Not Install on Arc Fault
Livingroom Maybe Maybe max 15m Yes Yes Yes Do Not Install on Arc Fault
Dining Room Maybe Maybe max 15m Yes Yes Yes Do Not Install on Arc Fault
Utility/Laundry No No max 15m Yes Yes Yes Do Not Install on Arc Fault
Hallway Yes Maybe max 15m Yes Yes Yes Do Not Install on Arc Fault
Entrance No No max 15m Yes Yes Yes Do Not Install on Arc Fault
Water Closet No No max 15m Yes Yes Yes Do Not Install on Arc Fault
Clothes Closet No No max 15m Yes Yes Yes Do Not Install on Arc Fault

(*1) - If a unit or residential occupancy contains a fuel burning appliance or shares a wall with a storage garage, a CO alarm must be located inside each bedroom or outside of the bedroom within 5m of the bedroom door. National Building Code of Canada Article 8.2.4 and 9.32.3.9

(*2) -
Smoke Alarm must be installed on every floor, including the basement. Each bedroom has to be protected by installing a smoke alarm AND outside the bedroom, within 5m of the bedroom door. The max distance between can be a maximum of 15m. They must be instaled on ceilings or near the ceiling. National Building Code Article 9.10.19.3

Please note: This does not review all of the code requirements for smoke detectors. This is a convenience chart for electricians to view.