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Old 04-22-2013, 06:16 PM   #1
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14 ga wire okay?


I was planning on wiring my garage with 20 amp circuits for the receptacles and 15amp for lights.

For the workshop area I will have 4 six 32 watt lights (768 watts) and two ceiling fans at 76 watts (152 watts) for a total of 920 watts, the home run to the switch for these would require about 80' and then 60' more for the lights and 30' for lights. Can I still do this in 14ga/ 15amp?

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I was planning on wiring my garage with 20 amp circuits for the receptacles and 15amp for lights.

For the workshop area I will have 4 six 32 watt lights (768 watts) and two ceiling fans at 76 watts (152 watts) for a total of 920 watts, the home run to the switch for these would require about 80' and then 60' more for the lights and 30' for lights. Can I still do this in 14ga/ 15amp?
You are allowed 1800 watts on a 15amp circuit....

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You are allowed 1800 watts on a 15a circuit....
But is that that run length too long?
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But is that that run length too long?
I wouldn't worry about it...
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