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Old 10-01-2012, 10:03 PM   #1
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redoing kitchen- Fridge now going on other wall in kitchen.
Question 1: Does fridge outlet need to be located higher on wall then a standard outlet?
Question 2: It should be on it's on line directly back to the panel correct?

Right now (where the new fridge is going) there is a standard outlet in the wall ( like 14" off ground)- it's wired in with other outlets but since the cutout it there- do I just rewire the existing one running a dedicated line back to the box- or just install a new one higher on the wall?

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redoing kitchen- Fridge now going on other wall in kitchen.
Question 1: Does fridge outlet need to be located higher on wall then a standard outlet?
Question 2: It should be on it's on line directly back to the panel correct?

Right now (where the new fridge is going) there is a standard outlet in the wall ( like 14" off ground)- it's wired in with other outlets but since the cutout it there- do I just rewire the existing one running a dedicated line back to the box- or just install a new one higher on the wall?
Why does it have to be moved?

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wasn't sure if the outlet needs to be higher on the wall or not
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It doesn't have to be, but you may find it more convenient higher up,
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redoing kitchen- Fridge now going on other wall in kitchen.
Question 1: Does fridge outlet need to be located higher on wall then a standard outlet?
Question 2: It should be on it's on line directly back to the panel correct?

Right now (where the new fridge is going) there is a standard outlet in the wall ( like 14" off ground)- it's wired in with other outlets but since the cutout it there- do I just rewire the existing one running a dedicated line back to the box- or just install a new one higher on the wall?

I like it about counter top level. It is important to understand that remodling of a kitchen requires that it meets the current electrical code that your jurisdiction has adopted. This is a reasonably good link to those requriements ...

http://www.hopewelltwp.org/Single%20...quirements.pdf
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