Run 14/2 through cold air return?

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Old 11-11-05, 01:26 PM
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Run 14/2 through cold air return?

I am in the process of installing a new bathroom light/fan on the second floor. Although it would be easiest to tap into the outlet located in the bathroom for power I know this is against code. I was going to run a new circuit from the basement to the second floor and found that a cold air return would make this process most feasible. Would it be against code to run 14/2 through the cold air return?

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Old 11-11-05, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by shaun4912
Although it would be easiest to tap into the outlet located in the bathroom for power I know this is against code.
Not necessarily. It depends on other factors.


Originally Posted by shaun4912
Would it be against code to run 14/2 through the cold air return?
Yes, using the cold air return to run wire is against code.
 
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Old 11-11-05, 05:09 PM
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If the light/fan are in the same bathroom as the receptacle AND the receptacle is on a circuit that only serves that same bathroom you can tap into the receptacle for the fan/light.
 
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