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Old 07-20-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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Installing built in dishwasher...


Please bare with me, I am extremely new to electrical wiring.

I'm going to be installing a built in dishwasher. Right behind where it is going, there is a dedicated outlet. I know portable dishwashers have standard plugs but I do not believe built in's do. Can I use the existing plug/wiring to do the job?

Also, I know dishwashers are generally on their own circuit, but is it feasible to have a microwave on the same circuit presuming they won't be ran at the same time?

I know some of the wording may not be precise, so like I said don't be too rough on me. Thanks

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Install an "appliance pigtail" on the diswasher and plug it in.

The recep is supposed to be accessible but.......eh, it's already there.

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is it feasible to have a microwave on the same circuit presuming they won't be ran at the same time?
Feasible and code compliant are sometimes different things.

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Old 07-20-2009, 03:34 PM   #3
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Install an "appliance pigtail" on the diswasher and plug it in.

The recep is supposed to be accessible but.......eh, it's already there.



Feasible and code compliant are sometimes different things.
I see where you're going in regards to the microwave.

Thanks, off to the hardware store!
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