Converting hard wired range hood to plug in type


Old 12-02-17, 07:27 AM
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Question Converting hard wired range hood to plug in type

I am replacing my current range hood. It is hard wired and the new one I want is a plug in type. Can I just take the wiring from the wall and hook up a plug in box. Would it need a dedicated line or can it be on with the lights or whatever else is on that circuit? I live in Texas.

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Old 12-02-17, 08:09 AM
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If you are going with just a new range hood and not an over the range microwave, or something like that, the existing circuit should be fine. Depending on your wiring method, if it is non-metallic (Romex) or metallic (AC/MC/BX cable or FMC) you will just need to install a single gang remodel box and install a receptacle/plate.

Metallic box:

Non-metallic box:

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