It sounds like the chair was on a 240v circuit but at 15A. While unusual, not unheard of.
Is it a single or duplex receptacle at the top of the stairs?cornation71 said:i just realized i should check if the smoke detector at the top of the stairs is hard wired, because the 14-3 might be used to get power there correct?
What i wanted to do was remove the 14-3 all together and fish some 14-2 up to the stairwell plug and also power a few potlights on the same circuit. It's taking up a lot of room on the panel for what seems like one plug.
On the receptacle?^ what tab? (sorry i'm not extremely well versed in electrical)
That is correct, if the the circuit is wired correctly.just googled what you meant. I'll have to check tomorrow. So if the tab is broken, then each half of the duplex outlet would be powered by it's own 15A breaker correct?