[Homeroast] 14.5-amp heat gun on a 10-amp circuit?

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Wed Aug 29 12:40:27 CDT 2012


No, you will never find the old code but for most wiring that is 10 yo 
or less the type is on the wire and that will give the temp rating. The 
older types of home wiring did rate #14 as a 10A circuit.

On 08/29/2012 12:04 PM, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
> Good to know about the temperature rating of the wiring insulation.
> Thanks, Rich. I doubt that I will be able to locate the local building
> code. I'll ask my friend about it.
>
> Brian
>
> On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 11:47 AM, Rich<rich-mail at octoxol.com>  wrote:
>> You need the temperature rating of the wiring insulation as well and a copy
>> of the local building code in force at the time of construction.
>>
>>
>> On 08/29/2012 11:16 AM, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
>>>
>>> I'm going up to my friend's cabin (it's really a 10-year-old house)
>>> this weekend, and I will recheck the breaker box and also, just for
>>> the heck of it, check the gauge of the wire.
>>>
>>> Brian
>
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