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Old 04-14-2013, 08:54 AM   #16
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Your #14 AWG pig tails would be acceptable with a #12AWG circuit. As long as your hood is within three meters of the splice and is of adequate size to carry the load of the hood (which it would be unless it's a fancy industrial type) This is considered a tap conductor and is deemed acceptable by code. However, it would make more sense to hardwire it with #12 since its already on a 20 amp breaker. But to answer your question. That would be acceptable. Its no different than installing a light that comes with #16AWG
Unless things have changed, I read that the maximum length of a tap conductor is around 14 inches. About the length of the lead from the junction box of a recessed ceiling light to the lamp socket.

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Your #14 AWG pig tails would be acceptable with a #12AWG circuit. As long as your hood is within three meters of the splice and is of adequate size to carry the load of the hood (which it would be unless it's a fancy industrial type) This is considered a tap conductor and is deemed acceptable by code. However, it would make more sense to hardwire it with #12 since its already on a 20 amp breaker. But to answer your question. That would be acceptable. Its no different than installing a light that comes with #16AWG
Is this from the CEC? This is not correct based on the NEC.
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Your #14 AWG pig tails would be acceptable with a #12AWG circuit. As long as your hood is within three meters of the splice and is of adequate size to carry the load of the hood (which it would be unless it's a fancy industrial type) This is considered a tap conductor and is deemed acceptable by code. However, it would make more sense to hardwire it with #12 since its already on a 20 amp breaker. But to answer your question. That would be acceptable. Its no different than installing a light that comes with #16AWG
Code reference?
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I would install a short appliance cord on the hood and plug it into the existing receptacle.
The receptacle would have to be supplied by a dedicated circuit if you were to choose that option.
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CEC 14-100 subrule b
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Only problem is.... where is the OP's location?
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Only problem is.... where is the OP's location?
Op's?
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Fair enough. I don't know the location, but it would meet code if it's in Canada
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Fair enough. I don't know the location, but it would meet code if it's in Canada
Don't worry, i've been burned on this scenario before myself.

I was just pointing it out.

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