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Range Hood- 15 amp or 20 amp?

Posted by rocketmomkd (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 13, 12 at 14:25

We are installing a new range hood and the manufacturer specs say it needs 15 amp dedicated circuit. Is it ok to put it on a 20 amp dedicated circuit instead? Will that be ok as far as code?

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RE: Range Hood- 15 amp or 20 amp?

The manufacturer's instructions supersede.

You can always use #12 wire on a 15 amp circuit though.

RE: Range Hood- 15 amp or 20 amp?

If it is a dedicated circuit, then this is just a breaker change.

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