No you can not. There was a time when the NEC allowed it off the kitchen or bathroom circuit but not any longer.
Thanks , I did not know this but I doubt that is what an exterior receptacle, the op mentioned, is used for. :grin: I wonder why they allow this?550.13(E) Pipe Heating Cable(s) Outlet. For the connection of
pipe heating cable(s), a receptacle outlet shall be located on
the underside of the unit as follows:
(1) Within 600 mm (2 ft) of the cold water inlet.
(2) Connected to an interior branch circuit, other than a
small-appliance branch circuit. It shall be permitted to
use a bathroom receptacle circuit for this purpose.
There up to the 2005 NEC with many changes.The reason I pointed this out was because to the number of calls I get about double wide mobile homes that have this type of installation.
The reason this is allowed is because mobile homes are governed by HUD. I am not sure just where they stand today but in the start of the 2002 cycle HUD was mandating the electrical installation in mobile homes by, I believe I am not sure, the 1993 cycle.
Thanks , I did not know this but I doubt that is what an exterior receptacle, the op mentioned, is used for. :grin: I wonder why they allow this?