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Old 06-12-2012, 12:13 PM   #16
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After all is said and done, I have 3 circuits in my kitchen. My gas stove and microwave are both on a single 20 amp circuit. My refrigerator and 4 receptacles along that same wall over the counter are on a single 20 amp circuit. My other wall which is where my sink is located has 2 receptacles and 2 light switches that are GFI protected. On the opposite side of that wall is my laundry closet and 1/2 bath. Laundry closet has 1 receptacle and one light switch connected to the GFI. The 1/2 bath has 1 receptacle connected to the GFI. 2 outlets outside are also connected to this GFI. The bathroom upstairs, directly above the 1/2 bath, has 2 receptacles around the sink along with a light switch connected to this GFI. This main line before connecting to the GFI branches off to 3 other receptacles, 1 in my dining room, and 2 in my living room. I feel there is too many switches and receptacles for this 15 amp circuit. If anyone can share their thoughts with this wiring i would greatly appreciate it.

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After all is said and done, I have 3 circuits in my kitchen. My gas stove and microwave are both on a single 20 amp circuit. My refrigerator and 4 receptacles along that same wall over the counter are on a single 20 amp circuit. My other wall which is where my sink is located has 2 receptacles and 2 light switches that are GFI protected. On the opposite side of that wall is my laundry closet and 1/2 bath. Laundry closet has 1 receptacle and one light switch connected to the GFI. The 1/2 bath has 1 receptacle connected to the GFI. 2 outlets outside are also connected to this GFI. The bathroom upstairs, directly above the 1/2 bath, has 2 receptacles around the sink along with a light switch connected to this GFI. This main line before connecting to the GFI branches off to 3 other receptacles, 1 in my dining room, and 2 in my living room. I feel there is too many switches and receptacles for this 15 amp circuit. If anyone can share their thoughts with this wiring i would greatly appreciate it.
You have created code violations that should be fixed.

The small appliance circuits cannot power lighting.

The bathroom receptacle circuit cannot provide power for exterior receptacles.

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