reply to nunya
Re: CH tandem breakers with red handles?
said by nunya:My 1955 ranch house has all 15 amp circuits except for the kitchen which has 20 amp. That's the way it was done.
The 15 / 20 debate is a bunch of BS. Most houses are both. Most general purpose circuits are 15A, and 20's are used for appliances, kitchens, bathrooms, garages, etc...
Very few places require 20A circuits throughout.
reply to PSWired
I'll probably regret this but unless code in canada has changed drastically----all homes are wired for 15 amps and #14 wire. 20 amp may be used for countertop receptacles these days.
To the OP----I have to go to north bay wednesday------there's an abandoned restaurant/motel with a shitload of those breakers and panels in a pile out back. I usually stop for a smoke and leak.
Pay the shipping and I'll send as many as you want.
said by Rifleman:This reflects everything I have seen.
I'll probably regret this but unless code in canada has changed drastically----all homes are wired for 15 amps and #14 wire.
The talented hawk speaks French.
That's the problem with world-wide boards and forums... Code varies from place to place... What's code "here" may or may not apply "there"...
And for the record, 20a general purpose circuits are perfectly fine in Canada, but lighting cannot be fed from a 20a. There's also a limit of 12 devices per circuit, as well. 15a over 14ga copper is by far the most common configuration "here", but in wide swaths across the US, 20a over 12ga copper seems to be the norm...
To the OP - if you have to modify the breaker or the panel to make it fit, well, it doesn't fit! Nunya's cross references have never lead me wrong... I'd suggest following his advice here, myself...
reply to PSWired
Ok, I ordered the MP2020. Thanks for the part number nunya.
I'm not sure how old the panel is. Just looked at the blueprints--the house was built in 1964. My grandparents bought the place in 1981, and since then the panel hasn't been changed.
Rifleman- thanks for the offer. I appreciate it, but I think I'll stick with a new breaker and try to keep my OCD under control other ways.