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Old 05-03-2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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Electrical codes for range hood installation

I am installing a range hood with a fan and lights. Do I need a dedicated electrical line and breaker or can I use and existing line? Suffolk County New York codes.


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Look at the instructions- what does it draw?


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Old 05-03-2013, 03:08 PM   #3
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Typically this can be on the general lighting circuit. If it is a hood with a huge motor sometimes they call for an individual circuit.
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It's not allowed to be on the kitchen microwave or small appliance (countertop) branch circuits, but you can put it on just about any other 15A/20A circuit that's handy.
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If it is hardwired you can add it to a 15 amp general purpose circuit. If cord and plug connected you need an individual branch circuit.
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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