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I am trying to find whether or not in the code if I can tap off a 30amp 240v receptacle for a portable space heater in a commercial space onto an existing 60 amp circuit. This is in a large pottery studio, and this is for seasonal heating in berkeley california, and it would not be used at the same time as the kiln that the circuit supplies....but I could not find any ref. about multi outlet appl. circuits and ocp in 2005 nec? Chris

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Table 210.21(B)(3)


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I am trying to find whether or not in the code if I can tap off a 30amp 240v receptacle for a portable space heater in a commercial space onto an existing 60 amp circuit.

If you change the breaker to a 30A wink

crs you ever get anyone to wire your Mom's house?


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Also, don’t forget that since this is a branch circuit and not a feeder, the length of the #10 tap conductors would be limited to 18-inches by 210.19[A][4][c]. smile

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I should clarify that that the #10 taps will only work if you hardwire the heater. tired
Since you want add an additional receptacle, it must be the same rating as the branch circuit.

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The closets thing you can do and meet code is install a small subpanel then install 30 and 60 amp breaker. The hassel may not be worth it because of the clearence requirements for the panel.


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You could also "tap" over to a water heater/HVAC type disconnect with a 30a OC device.


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