Ontario Electrical Code Question

I did a 30 day warranty inspection today. The builder had installed a lighting outlet in the ceiling of the dining room but said he was not required to install a fixture. Is this true?
I only have the simplified version of the code.

If a safety plate were installed what is the problem. Most likely the owners could not make up their mind as to the dining room fixture and will purchase and install at a later date.

Just my thoughts, and I would not make an issue out of it.

The owner asked me the question so I told him I would find out.
If no one knows, I can probably check at the library.

John a few things to consider - first I agree with Bryce’s comment but further to add to that …
(1) what was in the contract between the builder and home buyer - example - light fixture allowance (if so what is included or excluded)
(2) what is the minimum code standard - building code and electrical code

  • the (OBC) building code states:

[FONT=Arial,Bold][size=3] Outlets in Dwelling Units[/size][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial,Bold]size=3 [/size][/FONT][FONT=Arial][size=4]Except as provided in Sentence (2), a lighting outlet with fixture controlled by a wall switch [/size][/FONT][size=4][FONT=Arial]shall be provided in kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms, utility rooms, laundry rooms, dining [/FONT][/size][size=4][FONT=Arial]rooms, bathrooms, water closet rooms, vestibules and hallways in [/FONT][/size][FONT=Arial,Italic][size=4]dwelling units[/size][/FONT][FONT=Arial][size=4].[/size][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial,Bold]size=4 [/size][/FONT][FONT=Arial][size=4]Where a receptacle controlled by a wall switch is provided in bedrooms or living rooms, [/size][/FONT][size=4][FONT=Arial]such rooms need not conform to the requirements of Sentence (1).[/FONT][/size]

Perhaps in this case the exception rules - was it a receptacle controlled by a wall switch? I have found often this is the case…logically to save the builder $$$$.

Thanks Claude. I guess I was looking in the wrong code…duh.
Exception (2) doesn’t appear to apply to a separate dining room so he probably should have got a fixture, as crappy as it probably would have been.

I only recommend a cover plate until the decision is made as to what kind of hanging chandelier or light and fan system they want to install.
It is always good if you can check to confirm a ground wire also in the box.