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Old 09-10-2009, 10:23 PM   #16
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Electrically it would likely work but the problem I see is that you'd have two circuits that didn't have to be shutoff at the same time. So you might think you killed the power because you killed one circuit, and the fry yourself.

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I also prefer the kitchen GFCI's to be in plain site in the room
I don't like the look of quad boxes
I may go with under cabinet outlets
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It would need to be two dead front GFCI. GFCI receptacles would not be allowed in any loacation other than the counter area.
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It would need to be two dead front GFCI. GFCI receptacles would not be allowed in any loacation other than the counter area.
What? Are you saying I cannot use gfci, except on the countertop? That's not right.
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No - if the GFCI's were in the basement they would have to be dead front
--you can't have kitchen circuit outlets anywhere but in the kitchen
GFCI on the countertop is fine
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I personal don't recommend doing split wire duplex receptacles in the kitchen.

First all duplex receptacle above the counter-top need to be GFCI OR
GFCI protected. You can buy a GFCI duplex receptacle, and install it
and then feed the rest of the duplex receptacles from the load side of
the device.

You can buy GFCI circuit breaker to protect the counter-top duplex
receptacles. One breaker for each individual circuit.

I would just place every other one, (duplex receptacle), on a different
circuit breaker.

Post back if your dead set on doing this, your way.

Relax everyone, I'm just giving him my opinion, and yes I may have repeated some
idea's all ready posted.

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I think my idea is dumb and a waste of money as well, i would never do it in my own house I would do the A-B-A-B idea. I was just curious if people thought it would be code compliant.

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