Heat/vent


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Old 03-12-04, 09:36 AM
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Heat/vent

I'm replacing a vent in my bathroom with a heater/vent combo......it is supplied with 14/2.......can i pigtail my power at my switch to work the heat and vent seperately or do I need to run a 14/3 or 12/3 from the unit to my switch...

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Old 03-12-04, 10:00 AM
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You will need to run 14/3 from the switch to the unit to do what you want.

However, I strongly suggest you at least research this before you begin.

Heaters draw considerable current. You need to determine what else is on this circuit. if the circuit is at capacity or near capacity then adding a heater will most certainly overload the circuit, causing the breaker to trip or the fuse to blow.

Depending upon what else is on the circuit and the wattage of the heater, you will want to consider a dedicated circuit for this.
 
 

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