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I am looking at installing an electric blower for my gas

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I am looking at installing an electric blower for my gas insert fireplace. I have a taped off wire underneath the fireplace. Should I attempt to wire an outlet to it to be able to plug in the blower?
JA: Just to clarify, what type of fireplace is this?
Customer: majestic dvt36
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I was thinking about it
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: i don't think so
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Kevin replied 8 months ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) All depends upon the connected loads to the existing circuit.

2) What loads are wired to the circuit that you want to tap into?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I'm uncertain. Do I have to untape the wire and check the load on it? There is one breaker that is wired for the living area and kitchen. I assume this wire to be running from that breaker. There are two wall switches adjacent to the fireplace. One operates the fireplace, and I was assuming the other would operate the taped wire sitting under the fireplace.

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