Well I have beside the fan 6 receptacles in the circuit with they are hardly used.
I know I'm not using more than 80%
Because 6x180=1080 plus the fan is about 4.5av
and the breaker is 15a
so 15x120x.80=1440 =1440 so this is no more than 1080
But I just wasn't sure if AWG#14 was ok for a ceiling fan with 3 lights.
But thanks jproffer that help me much.
And thank you all for your help.
Whoa, whoa, whoa...where'd you get "6 x 180"...what is the 180?
And when did 1440 become less than 1080...where have I been?:confused:
If you have 6 of what I assume are 15A/120V receptacles, plus 4.5 for the fan (is that calculated or as found on the fan info?), then you'll be OK (legal) on #14 conductors, as long as you only feed it with a 15A breaker. The breakers may trip, or may not, depending on the load you put on it, but thats not against code. The code requirements are written to protect poeple, not to make life more convenient for them.
You can also use a 20 amp breaker to feed six(or any number more than one) 15A rec. plus the fan and be legal IF, and only if, you change to #12 conductors.