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jmedawar 06-07-2012 11:28 AM

Attic fan wiring
 
I'm looking to install an attic fan with an automatic thermostate. I have a three prong electric outlet in my attic. Is there a way to wire the fan so that it can be plugged into the outlet?

thank you!

Code05 06-07-2012 11:37 AM

Maybe.

Is the fan listed/allowed to be cord connected?

What is the amperage draw?

What is the circuit ampacity?

Yoyizit 06-07-2012 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Code05 (Post 938312)
Is the fan listed/allowed to be cord connected?

Briefly,
-what is likely to happen if a fan that is not listed to be cord connected, is? Assume a bushing and strain relief is used.
-what is likely to happen if a fan listed to be cord connected is connected with #14 Romex?

Today I can learn something.

Code05 06-07-2012 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yoyizit (Post 938318)
Briefly,
-what is likely to happen if a fan that is not listed to be cord connected, is? Assume a bushing and strain relief is used.
-what is likely to happen if a fan listed to be cord connected is connected with #14 Romex?

Today I can learn something.

I merely cite codes, I have certain problems with some, yet I present them as is and let the individual decide and live with the consequences.

Compliance is between a individual, an inspector, insurance, and what not.

You gotta problem with that?

Yoyizit 06-08-2012 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Code05 (Post 938325)
live with the consequences.

Compliance is between a individual, an inspector, insurance, and what not.

You gotta problem with that?

That depends on what is likely to happen if I go against the code.

BTW, with all the nuisance tripping of AFCIs I hope I never have to get one.

Jim Port 06-08-2012 11:16 AM

Many of the so-called nuisance trips have actually turned out to be issues with the wiring. The AFCI was doing its job.


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