Originally Posted by Focker
Just for knowledge sake can you elaborate on why it's a violation? Where is a more suitable power source? That same circuit also supports a dinning room and back patio outlet.
The house is located in Washington.
its not that its per se dangerous but the two kitchen small appliance circuits have enough demand on them without adding lighting. plus kitchen lights wired on the fridge, microwave etc dont perform well - dimming when something comes on.
these circuits can serve the dining room, breakfast room, pantry, etc but not a back patio under current code. might have been okay when the house was built.
better source is whatever circuit is running the kitchen or dining room lights