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Old 05-30-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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Decisions - should I rewire these fixtures?


During my remodel I have discovered this strange situation.

I have two circuits from the panel. Both 20A, wires are #12.

Both wires run to the master bedroom.

The wire from circuit 17 supports many devices

six outlets in the master bedroom
one scone in the master bedroom
four recessed lights in the master bedroom
one ceiling fan in the master bedroom
one light in the hallway from bedroom to closet
one scone in the sitting room
two recessed lights in the master bathroom
two outlets in the master bathroom
two sconces in the master bathroom

The wire from circuit 19 runs to the exhaust fan of the master bathroom and to one closet light.

The fan is a Panasonic FV-11VQ5

http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs...5&displayTab=O

It says the fan consumes 21.1 W.

I am thinking circuit 17 is overloaded with so many devices attached to it. Would it be preferable to shift all of the master bathroom devices (2 scones, 2 recessed lights, 2 outlets) to circuit 17? They all run through the same JB so it would be very easy to do so, or does the fan need an almost dedicated circuit?

Thanks in advance for all the comments.

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Old 05-30-2012, 08:42 PM   #2
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If I figure the closet light at 100 watts and add the 21 watts for the exhaust fan we are talking about 1 amp worth of load.

Can you split the lighting off from the receptacles in the bedroom?

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Old 05-30-2012, 09:09 PM   #3
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If I figure the closet light at 100 watts and add the 21 watts for the exhaust fan we are talking about 1 amp worth of load.

Can you split the lighting off from the receptacles in the bedroom?
I think I can split off the ceiling fan and recessed lights from the outlets, but the wall sconce is tied to outlets wiring.
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