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Old 07-12-2010, 01:31 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I'm about to install a "true comfort MAT" from TRAME. The question I have is do I really need a dedicated circuit for this? It says it should be on it's own, but the specs for the one I have (which is the smallest you can get- small bathroom) is for only 104 watts (120 V). Now, does that really warrant pulling a new line half way across my house? The only other things on the existing circuit is a light fixture, extractor fan and GFCI outlet (which feeds the light and fan). Can't I just piggyback off the existing GFCI or is there some other reason that I can't think of? Maybe they are just looking for excuses to not honor their warranty if the thing fails (I'm guessing lot's of people will skip pulling another line). Or maybe it's just a blanket guideline that includes the very large mats that probably do need more power. Anyway, hoping for some insights from you guys.

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We are taught by code to install by manufactures spec, so the correct answer is a dedicated circuit.
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Okay. Thanks for the advice.
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