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

Brian Kamnetz bkamnetz at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 17:08:09 CDT 2012


Thanks, Rich. I'll look at it and see what I can find. I had given up
on the idea, but I would like to demo roasting with the heat gun.

Brian


On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 12:40 PM, Rich <rich-mail at octoxol.com> wrote:
> 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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