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Old 01-11-2011, 05:42 PM   #1
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Can the two branch circuits required for the kitchen counter tops include the branch circuit for the refrigerator? Meaning, can you jump off of the refrigerator outlet for an over the counter GFI outlet?


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Yes you can.

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ONLY if the outlet for the fridge is on a 20 Amp circuit.

You can't supply the counter-top outlets from a 15 Amp circuit dedicated for the fridge.
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ONLY if the outlet for the fridge is on a 20 Amp circuit.

You can't supply the counter-top outlets from a 15 Amp circuit dedicated for the fridge.
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I put my fridge on the branch circuit that serves the baseboard outlets for the Kitchen, Dining, and hall outlet, since I do not want to have the fridge on the same branch as my counter outlets. That was just my choice, because of the number of slots I had, and knowing that at any point the GCFI breaker trips while we are gone, we do not want to come home to a warm fridge.

As for the two branch circuits, they can serve the Kitchen & Dining, not necessarily just the counter outlets alone.

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