Wiring a range hood?

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Old 04-13-06, 02:13 PM
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Wiring a range hood?

I am trying to wire a range hood, there are 2 black wires and 2 white wires coming from the range hood (one each for the fan and light). THere is a plug recipticle below the range hood about 2 feet. I'm very new to electrical wiring so what can i do to make this thing work. Thanks for your help in advance.
 
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Old 04-13-06, 02:49 PM
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Assuming this receptacle is serving the counter, you are not allowed to tap into it to for the range hood. You need to find another circuit to tap, or run a new circuit.
 
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What is the reasoning behind not being able to use the recepacle.
Second how would I run a new cicuit?
 
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You can't use it because it's a code violation.
 
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OK then how would I run a new circuit?
 
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Running a new circuit involves many things. I suggest that you do some reading before beginning.

The basic steps are as follows:

Use an available empty circuit breaker in your panel or install a new circuit breaker. I recommend a 20 amp breaker.

Run 12 gage NM type cable (if NM is allowed in your area) to the location for the hood. Connect to the hood.

If NM type cable is not allowed where you live then you will have to use conduit and individual wires.


Now obviously there is much left out. The books you read will fill in the holes.
 
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Old 04-13-06, 07:05 PM
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An electrician can inspect your circuit breaker panels to determine where you have enough room to add one or more new circuit breakers.
From there he runs electric cable to your kitchen, brings the cable into an appropriate box(es), adds any necessary device(s), provides appropriate cover(s), etc.

You plug your range in.
 
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