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The new Ontario ESA VD requirements since febr 2014 are allowing a max of 38m for a 15Amp breaker.
Does it make sense to put a pony panel in the center of the house, than running the risk that the runs are too long?
Opinions on this would be appreciated.
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The new Ontario ESA VD requirements since febr 2014 are allowing a max of 38m for a 15Amp breaker.
Does it make sense to put a pony panel in the center of the house, than running the risk that the runs are too long?
Opinions on this would be appreciated.
Jacob
How often do you go over 38 m ?

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I would rather start the longer runs in 12/2 and then transition to 14/2. Label in the panel 'max breaker 15A'. A sub panel just for circuits that go passed 38m seams like a waste of time and money. Unless the house is Huge, how big is it?
 

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Pardon my American ignorance but 38meters translates to 125 feet?

Seems low. I know of runs of 200 feet no issue.
 

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My little ideal VD tester seems to flunk more older wiring than new

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The new Ontario ESA VD requirements since febr 2014 are allowing a max of 38m for a 15Amp breaker.
Does it make sense to put a pony panel in the center of the house, than running the risk that the runs are too long?
Opinions on this would be appreciated.
Jacob
Sub panel not needed in my opinion. Larger wires would be cheaper.

Only applies to residential and only for general lighting and plugs.

Appliances, kitchen receptacles, outdoor receptacles and heating or cooking circuits are exempt from the new code as well
 
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