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Old 03-08-2008, 10:30 AM   #1
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I am remodeling my kitchen from the ground up, and am at the point where I am planning my circuits, and was wondering if you would review my plans to make sure they make sense.

I plan on having 7 circuits as follows

#1 20 amp lighting. I want to have 4 recessed over head lights, and 1 set of under cabinet lights

#2 20 amp oven and refridgerator. I have a Gas oven, this should be fine to put both on the same circuit right?

#3 20 amp microwave. I am planning on getting one of the over the range microwaves, these don't require a separate circuit for the "hood" part of them right?

#4 20 amp dishwasher

#5 20 amp garbage disposal

#6 20 amp receptecles on left side of kitchen

#7 20 amp receptecles on right side of kitchen

How does this sound to you guys? I know its kind of vague, but at a high level does it seem to make sense?

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6 and 7 are going to be supplying the countertops, right? Will there be any outlets in the kitchen (besides fridge, stove, micro, etc) at all?

Make sure your spacing is correct for the countertop receps and make sure they are properly gfi protected.

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6 and 7 are going to be supplying the countertops, right? Will there be any outlets in the kitchen (besides fridge, stove, micro, etc) at all?

Make sure your spacing is correct for the countertop receps and make sure they are properly gfi protected.
Yes 6 and 7 are JUST for countertops, and no there will not be any other circuits. They will all be GFCI

I have a very small kitchen(8x10), and basically all wall surfaces are covered by either door ways, counter tops, or appliances.

There is one place that COULD have an outlet. Its a galley style kitchen, and on the far wall between the counters. However there is a window on the top half of the wall, and a radiator on the bottom part. There wasn't an outlet there before.
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You can share the disposal and dishwasher.
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Here is a picture of the kitchen with everything ripped out:

The kitchen is approx 93" wide, with 19" counter tops on each side, this leaves 55" between the counters. But this is above the radiator, and below the window. would the code require a breaker on this wall? where would it go?

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Put your lighting on a 15a. Don't GFCI protect it. Don't GFCI protect the refrigerator either.
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Also I was planning on running 2 wire for everything, is there a reason to run 3 wire?
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I am remodeling my kitchen from the ground up, and am at the point where I am planning my circuits, and was wondering if you would review my plans to make sure they make sense.

I plan on having 7 circuits as follows

#1 20 amp lighting. I want to have 4 recessed over head lights, and 1 set of under cabinet lights.
I would run a 15 amp circuit, but its your money.

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#2 20 amp oven and refrigerator. I have a Gas oven, this should be fine to put both on the same circuit right?
I would also pull a 15a for the fridge, but again its your money.
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#3 20 amp microwave. I am planning on getting one of the over the range microwaves, these don't require a separate circuit for the "hood" part of them right?
If the Microwave is over the range then it must be a Individual Branch Circut.
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#4 20 amp dishwasher
Install receptacle under sink, install pre-made cord on dishwasher. You need a disconnect anyways.

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#5 20 amp garbage disposal
Plug GD into dishwasher receptacle... Same circuit as Dishwasher, just 1/2 switch the receptacle for the disposal.

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#6 20 amp receptecles on left side of kitchen
You need two minimum circuits, so this will work

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#7 20 amp receptecles on right side of kitchen
Same as above.

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Also I was planning on running 2 wire for everything, is there a reason to run 3 wire?
As long as you mean 2 wire plus ground, then there is no need to run anything 3 wire. only 120/240 volt requires 3 wire plus ground.
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Sounds good.

Combine the DW/Disp.

The refer can be on the c/top circuit (before the gfci) but it is a good idea to separate it. The more circuits the better. I ran 4 ctop circuits and a dedicated 20 for the fridge in my kitchen.......just because I could.

2 wire circuits are GOOD.

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