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I'm going to the Building Department (San Mateo County in CA) to apply for the kitchen remodel permit. I'm getting cross eyed after having been working on the diagrams and staring at the drawings. I wonder if I've missed anything. Any feedback will be appreciated.

Proposed Kitchen Layout




Proposed Appliance circuits




Proposed outlets (and circuits)




Proposed Lighting

 

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Any countertop surface 12" or greater will need a receptacle. I think you need to add some to the right end of the kitchen.

I also think you will need to add some receptacles on the wall outside the kitchen.

Nicely organized drawings :thumbsup:.
 

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Thanks again Jim for taking your time to review my diagrams. What's not shown clearly in these drawings is those are tall cabs at the right end of the kitchen. The only countertops are the L shape along the perimeter wall and the short one (55" wide) to the left of the fridge (facing the screen). The dimensions in the Outlet layout are meant to demonstrate that there are no outlets that are too far (from each other, or from the edge of a sink, a cooktop, or a tall pantry cab).

By the wall outside the kitchen, I assume you mean the wall at the bottom in the graph without the windows. There are already outlets there, but yeah, we do need to install one at the breakfast bar, which we are adding.

My first time using MS Visio today and I was amazed how easy it is to draw up diagrams, and I'm not even familiar with it!
 

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Whooohooo, I went into the office today with these drawings, and within an hour, I got the permit. We are committed now. Which means, you (here at diychatroom) will see me often since we are first time diy'ers and will have a lot of questions. :p
 

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Mwbc

Branch GFCI will trip if an MWBC is installed. (unless you are parallel pigtailing with all GFCI installed receptacles) A spendy way to go. Resi MWBC's are on their way out especially when using NEC 2011. (CA still on 2009?)
 
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