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Old 07-05-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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Planning out a kitchen remodel, and just wanting to confirm some info before I get my plan solidified. As it stands, here's what I'm thinking:

Lights over island and sink on their own 15A circuit

2 20A GFCI protected for coutertop applicances

Double oven of course is on it's own 240 circuit.

Fridge, Cooktop, vent hood, microwave, dishwasher, and disposal...I know these circuits don't need GFCI, but I'm getting conflicting info on whether or not they need to be on their own dedicated circuits. I'm also wanting to run some basic under-cabinet lights from the microwave and vent hood receptacles. I don't have access to NEC2011 right now, so what's the verdict on dedicated outlets for all listed above?

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Lights over island and sink on their own 15A circuit
This is almost nothing. Does NOT need it's own circuit. Can be on a shared lighting circuit.


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2 20A GFCI protected for coutertop applicances
At least.



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Double oven of course is on it's own 240 circuit.
Check the amperage and voltage. By that I mean 240v, or 120/240v. "220" is NOT an accurate term.


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Fridge,
Doesn't have to be dedicated, but definitely should.


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Cooktop,
Typically 240v and dedicated. Check amperage.


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vent hood,
Hood only? Then on a shared lighting circuit. This is another negligible draw.


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microwave,
Dedicated if in it's own dedicated space.


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dishwasher, and disposal...
Typcially these share a 20A circuit. Some, but very few, places require dedicated circuits for each.



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I'm also wanting to run some basic under-cabinet lights from the microwave and vent hood receptacles.
DO NOT put lighting or anything else on a dedicated micro circuit.
Again, if the hood is just a hood you can share with that.

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Thanks...quick clarification: it's a gas cooktop that only needs power for ignition. It'll be on the same wall as hood and fridge. My initial inclination is a 15A shared for hood, cooktop (ignition), and under cabinet lights.
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