Dry island receptacle

Old 01-06-04, 09:15 AM
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In my new kitchen i have a dry island that separates the kitchen from a living room. I had understood that this type of structure was not *required* to have an outlet at all. I put one there anyway, but it is on a 15 amp circuit that services a pantry.

Was i wrong?

Old 01-06-04, 03:22 PM
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depends on where and how you installed it
Old 01-06-04, 06:16 PM
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Sorry, but basically you were not correct. If it is larger than 12"x24" it needs to be served by an existing or new 20 amp small appliance circuit. It does not need to be a dedicated circuit. The receptacle must also be located no more than 12" below the counter top.
Any circuits serving the kitchen, DR, pantry, b'fast nook or similar must be served by 20 amp circuits, and may not be shared with other ares. This of course is for new installations.

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