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Does a oven range fan have to be on its own circut?

I am installing a 30" island range hood fan and was wondering if I should run a single circut plug or if I can use the old plug that is on a shared circut?

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  • lastproject Nov 20, 2007

    Thanks, this helped. I did not run a seperate line at this time. Like you I have it on a shared circut that does not have much else on it. It is also in an easy location if I ever want to isolate it on it's own circut.

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According to the manufacture instructions, you always need to run any appliance on it's own circuit. Any licensed electrician will tell you to run another circuit. We have to cover our butts you know.
That being said, I have my range hood running on a shared circuit with my porch and attic lights and one outside receptacle.
It mostly depends on what else you are running on that circuit. If you already have several things on it that you would have running at the same time as the hood I would recommend running another circuit.

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