microwave wire


Old 10-09-02, 05:51 PM
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I am putting in a new microwave. There is a wire in place that was hooked up to an exhaust fan for my old stove. what I would like to know is if it's ok to use the same wire. The wire is 14/2 bx cable which is on the same circuit with my kitchen light, bedroom light, two hallway lights,and den light. Thank you for your help.
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Depends on how powerful the micro is.
Old 10-10-02, 06:52 AM
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As Sberry mentioned, it depends.

I had a similar scenario; I ended up rewiring the microhood to the other circuit that had lesser load.
Microhood usually draws about 8-9 Amps, depending on make & model. Your 14/2 can handle 15A of total load(well, considering an usual 20% padding, it's actually less than 15A).
With those other loads that you mentioned, that circuit may not be suitable for your new microhood.
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