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Old 11-24-2011, 08:00 PM   #1
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dedicated outlet for undercounter fridge?


I know normal size fridges require a dedicated outlet, but what about smaller under counter fridges? What does the NEC say about this situation? thanks!

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As far as I know they do not discriminate with regards to the size of the fridge.

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Regular refrigerators do not require a dedicated circuit. A large Sub-zero style would.
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Regular refrigerators do not require a dedicated circuit. A large Sub-zero style would.
really? they wouldn't pass our kitchen until the fridge had a dedicated circuit and they claimed it was a NEC requirement
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Unless the instructions for the refrigerator requires a dedicated circuit, the NEC doesn’t require a dedicated circuit for refrigeration equipment in a kitchen. It’s allowed to be, but not required.

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alrighty! when they try to say its required ill say show me where its in the code
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It's not in the code to put it on a dedicated ckt....but the code does say that the fridge is exempt from a GFI ckt.

The 'standard' is to provide the fridge with it's own breaker....that way you don't have to worry about the microwave tripping the breaker that the fridge is on...just like it's a common standard to put lights on seperate breakers from wall outlets...that way your not in the dark when the hair dryer and vacuum on the same ckt trips the breaker.
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While not in the NATIONAL code it could be a local requirement.

In Canada it is a requirement. Mini fridges of less than 5.5 Cu ft capacity are exempt.
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this is for a basement bar, we dont have plans for a microwave, but guess you can never be sure huh

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