I am in the process of installing a new bathroom vent fan/heater assembly in
a bath remodel. The code calls for a dedicated 20 amp circuit for the load.
I have created this circuit with #12 wire and 20 amp breaker. My question
is: Do I have to have a switch rated for 20 amp to controll the fan/heater?
I need to use a double switch for this as my space does not allow using more
then a double gang switch box, which will include the lighting as well. I
am having trouble figuring out why a 20 amp #12 wire circuit is needed for
this, as the fan/heat seems to have #14 or even #16 wire in its onboard
I have been looking for a 20 amp rated dual switch, but have not been able
to find one. I have seen plenty of these types of installations that seem
to use 15 amp rated switches. I need enlightenment!
16 years ago