Don now you have me confused that's easy to do.
it appears that the only code compliant way to control a motor from two or more location is by using a remote control circuit and a contactor with a disconnect at the contactor. This is a case where "common sense" should be used and the 3 way switches should be permitted to control the motor without a disconnect at each switch as long as there is a disconnect at the motor
But then this.
I agree that the use of the plug and receptacle at the fan provides an acceptable means of disconnect for the motor as required by 430.109(B).
What makes these two installations different from each other?
So if I can unplug the motor in my bathroom fan I can use 3 ways at each door to run the fan?
But If I put a single pole indicating switch at the motor as the required disconnect switch for a fan in the attic I can not use 3 way switches downstairs to turn the fan on and off?
I guess I am beating a dead horse because I am just not getting this.???????????
Thanks for your patience, Bob who is now considering making fries for a living.
[This message has been edited by iwire (edited 07-07-2003).]