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Old 2018-10-29, 07:32 PM
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My experience is the water heater motors are always on their own circuit.
I don't have a copy of the code to verify.
However permanent motor loads usually are on dedicated circuits.
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Old 2018-10-30, 10:30 AM
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"According to the National Electric Code, any device or appliance marked as critical-use must be served by its own dedicated electrical circuit to prevent another device from tripping the breaker and cutting power to that important appliance."

From: http://www.hi-liteelectricinc.ca/abo...uit-installed/

This includes:
Sump pump
Water heater
Furnace
Electric garage door opener

I dont agree with the garage door opener being a "critical use" appliance.
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For my place built in in 2010, the HRV and tankless water heater shares the same circuit along with some of the basement plugs. The garage door opener shares a circuit with the light switch and another plug if I recall.
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For my place built in in 2010, the HRV and tankless water heater shares the same circuit along with some of the basement plugs. The garage door opener shares a circuit with the light switch and another plug if I recall.
Same here, built 2011.
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