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Old 09-15-2016, 07:26 PM   #1
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Adding range hood to 15A light circuit


We need to add a range hood to the kitchen.

The kitchen has a 15A dedicated circuit for lights. I traced everything that runs on it - and calculated the draw. The range hood is added in based on manufactures specs. Here is the breakdown:
Range hood fan 1.8 amps
Range hood lights 1.3 amps
Ceiling fan/light 1amp
Office outlet(phone charger and laptop) 2amps
Hanging Light fixture - 6x 40w bulbs 2.1 amps
Recessed kitchen lighting 7x 14 w LED bulbs 1 amp
Ceiling light fixture - pantry 3x 40w bulbs 1 amp

I assume I could even lessen the draw on some of the things by going to an LED bulb instead of an incandescent .

With everything at full draw it puts me at 10.2 amps. Any reason not to use this circuit for the range hood given the breakdown above? I assume I could even lessen the draw on some of the things by going to an LED bulb instead of an incandescent
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Re: Adding range hood to 15A light circuit


As long as the hood is hard wired you are fine.
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