Question about my current range hood.
As I tore out the soffit above the range hood I found a couple of interesting things, but the most interesting to me was the wire for the range hood. It looks to have been changed out from a 14 gauge wire to what LOOKS like it says 8-3 with ground, but the letters are not very good anymore.
The problem is this 8-3 or whatever-it-is-bigger-than-2-fingers only travels through the soffit, down the wall behind the cabinets, and then pokes out through the cabinet side where it junctions with another 14 gauge wire.
The data tag on the range hood says 120V 6.0A
Is that why the wire was "increased" ?
I want to eliminate some outlets in that side of the kitchen on the same circuit, and I need to temporary wire the range hood through a different route. I'm guessing whatever I do for temporary won't be any worse than what's already there if it's wrong.
Other interesting things just to note : mouse skeleton (yuck) hot wire up there, just capped with wire nuts (no access) piping for vent was torn out to run the new wire and never replaced. Found another odd looking plug that looks like it is specific to some type of equipment with a specific pin configuration, but there's nothing on it to identify the equipment that should go to it, so maybe i'll post a picture of that thing tonight for fun.
Last edited by Alan; 01-25-2012 at 10:48 AM.