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I'm taking my 4th year right now and the chairman of the electrical dept was saying that the next CEC code book will have lots of changes again, over 200 again
A couple that I can remember were
-6 outlets per circuit
-arc faults throughout the house
-separate circuits for lighting and receptacles Sounds fun lol
 

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Lol ya no kidding. I was told that the plan is to eventually blend our code with the us and Mexico and have one standard national code
 

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I'm taking my 4th year right now and the chairman of the electrical dept was saying that the next CEC code book will have lots of changes again, over 200 again
A couple that I can remember were
-6 outlets per circuit
-arc faults throughout the house
-separate circuits for lighting and receptacles Sounds fun lol
That's fine, it'll take ten years for Alberta to adopt it. :laughing:
 

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chevyvortech said:
I'm taking my 4th year right now and the chairman of the electrical dept was saying that the next CEC code book will have lots of changes again, over 200 again A couple that I can remember were -6 outlets per circuit -arc faults throughout the house -separate circuits for lighting and receptacles Sounds fun lol
I wouldn't believe everything you hear. Especially arc faults throughout the whole house. Especially when we typically follow the NEC. 6 outlets makes no sense for residential, maybe commercial.
 

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I'm taking my 4th year right now and the chairman of the electrical dept was saying that the next CEC code book will have lots of changes again, over 200 again
A couple that I can remember were
-6 outlets per circuit
-arc faults throughout the house
-separate circuits for lighting and receptacles Sounds fun lol
Alberta had real problems with 2012. I can see a real show down coming between Alberta and CSA if CSA thinks they can get away with this stuff. The provinces have to adopt this crap before it becomes law.

Separate circuits for lighting and receptacles? Does that mean smoke detectors go on a lighting circuit then? Most times when you change one rule it affects another.

This is getting out of hand. I can almost guarantee a 100 page Standata coming from Alberta before they adopt this crap.
 

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I wouldn't believe everything you hear. Especially arc faults throughout the whole house. Especially when we typically follow the NEC. 6 outlets makes no sense for residential, maybe commercial.
We'll he is on the comity that develops the code so I would expect most of these to go through
 

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How so? It's a long process from discussions in a code committee meeting to enactment into law.
That's true but I'm just going by what he told me and he said there would be big changes to the residential side
 

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Mshea said:
As for these rules, at least 3 of them have not passed sub-committee and 1 looks like nothing I have seen in discussion. I have not seen any rules suggesting 6 outlets per circuit.
I don't know then like I said this is just what he told me. I guess he had just gotten back from a meeting about it
 

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I don't know then like I said this is just what he told me. I guess he had just gotten back from a meeting about it
Mshea should be considered a pretty reliable source of info with regards to the code book. his name is in it :laughing:.

Sounds like the chairman was outlining perspective changes that are on the table, rather than ones that have passed.
 

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Vintage Sounds said:
Please no arc faults. Please.
I was in Pittsburgh at an Eaton seminar and they told me that in the next code book expect that all receptacles will have to be arc fault protected in a residence, and this was the main purpose to design the CH brand of residential panels, which have a plug in neutral bar for arc fault breakers. Lighting and receptacles should be separated in my opinion, I do not wire this way though. I don't know why every complains when changes happen, they almost always translate into more work and by more work I really mean more money!
 

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I stayed in a house in Mexico one time in 2009 that had two pieces of 14/2 spliced right under the showerhead for the inline water heater between it and the wall. That water was damn cold without it on!
 

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6 receptacles per circuit makes sense to me. I'm only 6 months into my first year but have seen enough overloaded circuits to understand that 12 is too many with all the appliances/electronics people have in their homes now. Yesterday we had to isolate half a circuit and feed the other half with a new one which was lots of fun.

EDIT: The picture below has no relation to the paragraph above.

AFCI's will only save lives so why not?
 

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6 receptacles per circuit makes sense to me. I'm only 6 months into my first year but have seen enough overloaded circuits to understand that 12 is too many with all the appliances/electronics people have in their homes now. Yesterday we had to isolate half a circuit and feed the other half with a new one which was lots of fun.

AFCI's will only save lives so why not?
Why is your scorch mark on the neutral side?
 
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