kitchen wires - yellow colour

14 years ago

Hi, We are totally rewiring our kitchen and I went to the local home depot to shop for wire. I was surprised to find that the standard 14/2 and 12/2 and other wiring now comes in yellow and red etc depending on what it is used for. Does anyone know if in Ontario Canada we are required to use the yellow wire in the kitchen, and do we need to use it for all kitchen circuits including lighting? I am trying to understand all this and why the change and what it applies to.

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