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Ceiling fans on 20 amp circuit?
November 9, 2019
10:55 am
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Not sure why they are considering ceiling fans as a small appliance.

February 5, 2015
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Are you a troll?

February 5, 2015
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I switched gears on my question to Air Handlers? Any input?

February 2, 2015
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And who is considering a ceiling fan to be a "small appliance?"  Doesn't jive.  You should already have the 2 required small appliance circuits in the kitchen layout.  A ceiling fan is not a small appliance.

I'm not sure why you are oversizing your wire, but I certainly don't have a problem with it.

 

 

February 1, 2015
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Now this brings up another question. FAU's only draw around 7 amps but we are required to use 12 gauge wire because it is considered a small appliance but have to use a 15 amp breaker. What are your thoughts on this? Thank you,

January 30, 2015
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The fact that it is "a motor" would not trigger a requirement that one must use 12-guage wire.  Unless of course, it says to do that in the manufacturer's installation instructions.  But most ceiling fans pull only a few amps...so 14-guage wire is usually fine (assuming it is protected by a 15-amp circuit breaker).

It's how many amps the [appliance, motor, whatever] draws that will determine what size wire is used.

 

 

January 26, 2015
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I have always wired ceiling fan pre-wires on 15 amp circuits using 14 gauge wire. The question came up...due to ceiling fans being a motor are they required to be wired with a 12 gauge wire on a 20 amp circuit?

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