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AFCI/GFCI for Kitchen Applicances

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Renovating my kitchen and need to know what type of breakers and receptacles to use for the appliances.

In this case, refrigerator, dishwasher, gas oven, range hood, microwave.

According to code, every breaker should be AFCI and that is what I planned but I wanted to be sure.

For the outlets i wasn't sure if I needed GFCI or non GFCI outlets.

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The 2011 code makes it really confusing on AFCI location. Just remember this rule. It you can bathe, prepare food or it is a Basement, Garage or Crawlspace. It only needs GFCI. Same goes for outside.

If you can sit, sleep or watch tv in the area, it needs AFCI.
You do not need both on the same circuit. It is overkill.
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