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So I just finished with the sheet-rocking of the kitchen, and almost all the taping and topping is done. Then reading another thread on here realized I forgot to install an outlet behind the stove for the electronic portion of the stove. I already have the 2 required 20 amp counter top circuits, 1 15amp dedicated to the fridge, and one 15 amp dedicated to the over-the-range microwave/range hood. Can I tap into this circuit behind the stove for the electronic portion since it runs up the wall directly behind where the stove is going to go? It would only be the stove and microwave installed on this 15 amp circuit....
 

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Househelper is close, but this ain't horseshoes. Over the stove microwaves are rated in the neighborhood of 1000W. The actuall consumable power for a unit that size is about 1450W. The over the stove set ups have multiple 60-75W bulbs, venting fans, and even sometimes electronic airfilters all add ons to the microwave power draw. The microwave manufacturers base the warranty on this fact and demand a dedicated circuit for their unit. Tie your stove's ignition, lighting, and /or fan power into one of your counter outlets.
 

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Well to tie it into one of the counter outlets would be a lot more difficult considering where the outlets are located in relation to where the stove outlet would go. The microwave outlet is directly above where the stove outlet would go in at, and the wire runs straight up the wall.

The next questionI have is, does the stove outlet and the microwave outlet need to be GFCI or should these be standard outlets? Neither one would be on a counter outlet circuit and would be largely in-accessible since one will be behind the stove and the other up in a cabinet.
 

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Well to tie it into one of the counter outlets would be a lot more difficult considering where the outlets are located in relation to where the stove outlet would go. The microwave outlet is directly above where the stove outlet would go in at, and the wire runs straight up the wall.

The next questionI have is, does the stove outlet and the microwave outlet need to be GFCI or should these be standard outlets? Neither one would be on a counter outlet circuit and would be largely in-accessible since one will be behind the stove and the other up in a cabinet.
Both pieces of equipment are fastened in place, so no GFCI required there. Don't let these guys scare you. A microwave only pulls rated load while it is ON. A stove ignitor and/or stove clock pull milliamps and maybe the oven light pulls 0.5 A or less.

Since the deed is done, and you have access to the MW circuit, I say use it. No harm, no foul. This is NOT a life or death code situation.
 

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Both pieces of equipment are fastened in place, so no GFCI required there. Don't let these guys scare you. A microwave only pulls rated load while it is ON. A stove ignitor and/or stove clock pull milliamps and maybe the oven light pulls 0.5 A or less.

Since the deed is done, and you have access to the MW circuit, I say use it. No harm, no foul. This is NOT a life or death code situation.
Thanks InPhase! I just wanted to check with the people here before I went and did anything with this stove outlet.
 
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