Yet another Kitchen Sub-panel Post...Sorry
I did look back to other sub-panel posts, but wanted to post what I think I know, and ask a stupid question or two. My apologies in advance to everybody who has answered these things so often in the past!
I have 200 Amp main panel in the attic, which will be a finished space in the future. There are 8 unused spaces left on it.
I am renovating a kitchen on the ground floor, on the opposite side of the house from the panel. Rather than run the 8 circuits my kitchen needs all the way back to the main panel, my plan is to install a sub-panel for kitchen and future needs in the attic, directly above the kitchen, so I only need to run wiring straight up to the sub-panel. I have a code-acceptable location up there, in terms of clearances, so that is not an issue.
The kitchen circuits are, I think, as follows:
Slide-in range: 250V-50Amp dedicated circuit...6/3NM
Dishwasher: 125V-15 Amp dedicated circuit...14/2 w/ ground
Garbage Disposal: 15 Amp dedicated....14/2 w/ ground
Microwave: 125V-20 Amp dedicated....12/2 w/ ground
Refrigerator: 120V-20Amp dedicated....12/2
Small Appliance: TWO 125V-20Amp GFCI dedicated...12/2 w/ground
Should dishwasher and garbage disposal be bumped up to 20Amp?
Is the sub-panel strategy an efficient/economical one?
How large a sub-panel would be required/prudent? (I assume it should not just be dedicated to kitchen circuits, so possible future expansion is possible)
Thanks in advance.
I would also like to add a couple circuits for new patio lighting and perhaps a water feature pump. Still hoping a 60 amp sub panel would work. Comments regarding this and above post?
Thanks in advance!
A good starting point would be to look at the nameplates on each of the major appliances you'll be using; range, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave. Each should list an amperage or wattage with which you can do a rough load calculation to see how much power you will need.
You are hoping to run a 60 amp subpanel and have it feed a 50 amp stove? You would be better off to run the stove to the main panel.
still id do a little bit more. Something like #2 aluminum with a 90 amp breaker
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