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Old 10-16-2012, 08:14 PM   #1
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Toe kick electrical, which circuit?


Talked to my plumber today, the toe kick heater I am using draws like .5A and does NOT need a dedicated circuit. My question is which circuit (all will be new and to code) should I use to feed the toe kick? Nothing else can be on the two small appliance BC right? I was thinking either the 15A fridge circuit or 20A DW/GD circuit?

Also my lighting circuit will be 8x 5" cans, and some low voltage under cabinet lighting. I want to use up my 14 ga wire so are there any pros to just using 12 gauge on the light circuit?

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I usually add them to a lighting circuit because of the super low draw.

No reason to use #12 for residential lighting. Most of the ones I run are #14 on 15A.

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Heater cannot be on fridge circuit.
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Talked to my plumber today, the toe kick heater I am using draws like .5A and does NOT need a dedicated circuit. ?
Are you sure it draws only half an ampere? If it really draws, say, five amperes, it can still be hard wired into a lighting circuit but do add up the amperages or wattages of the lights again to be sure you don't overload the circuit.
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Are you sure it draws only half an ampere?
The air over water units have just a tiny fractional HP blower motor.
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