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dcd22 09-11-2007 11:25 AM

How Many Circuit's Needed
 
I am wondering if I should run 1 or 2 15amp circuit's for this. I have 1 there now, would need to pull the 2nd if needed. Here is what I have:

Switch 1 = Ceiling fan and light kit
Switch 2 = Diningroom light fixture
Switch 3 = 4 65w recessed lights
Switch 4 = 4 65w recessed light's
Switch 5 = 4 35w recessed light's
Hood Vent (2.2 amp's)

What do you think?

KUIPORNG 09-11-2007 01:22 PM

Just add all watts and if it is less than < 1500 watt
then you are ok with 1 circuit... of course you want to leave some safe margin so rather than < 1500 watt... may be < 1350 watt....etc.

joed 09-11-2007 04:09 PM

15 amps = 1800 watts. You have about 1000 watts. One circuit is plenty for that load.

jbfan 09-11-2007 08:12 PM

The only thing I might change is the vent hood.
If you ever think you are going to install and over the range microwave, it should be on its own circuit.
If you never plan on that, then disregard this message!

dcd22 09-11-2007 09:13 PM

Thanks guys!

JB - This is the big kitchen remodel, the micro is a combo with the wall over. I will sell before I redo this kitchen again but thatks for the head's up!!

Ron6519 09-12-2007 10:26 PM

If these are all in one room I would put them on 2 circuits. This way if one light breaker goes out, you still have lights.
Ron

chris75 09-13-2007 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 62732)
If these are all in one room I would put them on 2 circuits. This way if one light breaker goes out, you still have lights.
Ron



Or if the Lights go out you still have receptacles... :icon_rolleyes:

ncgenek 09-13-2007 06:46 PM

I agree with the two circuit people, while you are changing things run another circuit IF you have a breaker available in the panel.
Gene:thumbsup:


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