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farmerde 11-16-2008 03:33 PM

What is FAU?
 
I was chartting my circuits today, and I came across one breaker which does not appear to have anything on it. Someone wrote next to it "FAU". Any ideas? It's a 15 amp breaker. Thanks.

Speedy Petey 11-16-2008 03:45 PM

"Forced Air Unit" is about all I can come up with.

DangerMouse 11-16-2008 03:49 PM

furnace/air unit?

DM

farmerde 11-16-2008 04:00 PM

That's possible. I'll check it. I have a 40 amp for my A.C. and I made an assumption that the A/C and furnace were all on one circuit.

jerryh3 11-16-2008 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by farmerde (Post 185942)
That's possible. I'll check it. I have a 40 amp for my A.C. and I made an assumption that the A/C and furnace were all on one circuit.

There's probably two seperate ciruits. One for the inside air handler and one for the outside compressor.

rgsgww 11-16-2008 04:47 PM

They are usually seperate, one 15 for the motor (usually a 12-15 amp motor) and one for the compressor (usually 28-45 amperes) It really depends on the size of the units.


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