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rocketgirlcolor 02-11-2009 01:16 PM

OTR Microwave - no power
 
I am wanting to put in a new OTR microwave.. There was no hood or power in the cabinet above before now. Will I need an electrician to run power to the cabinet above where I want the microwave? Or can I run something myself.. House is all electric..

jogr 02-11-2009 01:38 PM

If you are asking that means you should hire an electrician.

Jim Port 02-11-2009 06:56 PM

Your microhood will require a dedicated circuit run all the way back to your panel.

If your house is finished it may pay you to hire someone that know how to get wires installed behind drywall with minimal damage.

Chemist1961 02-12-2009 05:55 AM

Pe Plan your ventilation requirements as well

jamiedolan 02-12-2009 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Port (Post 228920)
Your microhood will require a dedicated circuit run all the way back to your panel.

Code referance please.
Jamie

220/221 02-12-2009 06:54 PM

Quote:

Code referance please.

It's there.....somewhere.:yes:

spark-451 02-12-2009 07:23 PM

By adding a microwave to a kitchen it is considered an appliance covered by the 20amp counter top appliance circuit. this circuit can be tapped and a receptical can be placed in the cabinet to power the microwave. ducting the exaust is another story, some units have the option to vent it outside with a duct or redirecting in to the kitchen in the event there isn't a duct. code on the branch circuit can be found in NEC Artical 210.

220/221 02-12-2009 07:43 PM

Quote:

By adding a microwave to a kitchen it is considered an appliance covered by the 20amp counter top appliance circuit.
If it's sitting on the counter. This one's mounted above the range. Dedicated circuit.

HouseHelper 02-12-2009 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamiedolan (Post 229289)
Code referance please.
Jamie

An OTR microwave is also a range hood that is connected by a cord and plug. 2005 NEC Article 422.16 (B)(4) says that such a range hood must have an accessible receptacle supplied by an individual branch circuit.

Instructions included with the OTR units also specify a dedicated circuit.


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