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Old 06-07-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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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?

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Maybe.

Is the fan listed/allowed to be cord connected?

What is the amperage draw?

What is the circuit ampacity?

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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?

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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?

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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?
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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.
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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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