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elementx440 05-01-2007 11:36 PM

NEC cliffnotes for wiring a kitchen...
I modified my original message, just wondering if the following is to code...

20A circuit - fridge/gas stove
20A circuit GFI - two outlets
20A circuit GFI - two outlets
20A circuit GFI - dishwasher

Is that overkill, what would you change? Does it satisfy the nec?

hbsparky 05-02-2007 12:32 AM

I would put the counter-top outlets on one side of your kitchen on one gfi and the other side on another gfi. You are right about having 2 20 amp kitchen circuits. Another thing to think about is if you are going to have a built in microwave, it also needs to be on a dedicated circuit. Any appliance that pulls more than 3 amps must be on a dedicated circuit. I wouldn't put the garbage disposal on a gfi due to nuisance tripping of the gfi on a motor load, some gfi's do it, some don't. Same with the dishwasher. The gas stove doesn't need to be on a dedicated circuit.

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elementx440 05-03-2007 04:38 PM

can the normal fridge be on the same circuit as the gas stove?

I'm going to use a table-top microwave, that's allowed on one of the 20A dedicated circuits, right?

no garbage disposal... the only items I'll have will be what was listed above. So that seems ok?

as far as GFI goes... should you use...
-all GFI receptacles?
-one GFI receptacle daisy chained to one or two other normal kitchen receptacles (how many max?)
-just a GFI breaker?


hbsparky 05-03-2007 11:09 PM

The Fridge needs to be on its own circuit, 15 amp will suffice. As for the GFI's, I always just use one at the head of each circuit and load off the rest of the recepticles.

Microwave can be on the countertop circuits if it is not built in

elementx440 05-03-2007 11:59 PM

ok, so we're at:

20A circuit - gas stove
20A circuit - fridge
20A circuit GFI - two outlets
20A circuit GFI - two outlets
20A circuit GFI - dishwasher

So just run five 12/2 lines? That's it huh?

hbsparky 05-04-2007 12:43 AM

if that's all you are going to have, then yes, it is good

Speedy Petey 05-04-2007 06:38 AM

The fridge does not have to be dedicated, but definitely should.

The DW does NOT need GFI protection. If you feel better with it by all means do.

HouseHelper 05-04-2007 09:42 AM

The receptacle for the gas stove may be on one of the small appliance circuits, it does not have to be dedicated.

elementx440 05-04-2007 05:48 PM

so do you think there's any harm in putting the gas stove/fridge together?

jwhite 05-05-2007 06:10 AM

I would put the fridge on a single recepticle on it's own circuit and do away with the need to have it on a gfi rec. That way, if a gfi trips you will not loose your food.

I would put the range on one of the two counter top circuits. It probably only draws mili amps.

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