How many Kitchen circuits?


Old 03-24-06, 02:00 PM
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Question How many Kitchen circuits?

I'm remodeling my kitchen in my 1963 house. I'll have the latest additions going in. Garbage diposal, over range microwave, dishwasher, fridge and four over counter GFCI outlets.
Can someone tell me what circuits can be shared and which ones need to be dedicated?
My thought was the following.

Refridgerator - dedicated
4 - counter GFCI's - dedicated
disposal and Microwave, lighting - shared.
Is this all necessary, currently there is only 3 counter outlets, refridgerator outlet and overhead lighting.
Thanks to all responses.
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Old 03-24-06, 02:12 PM
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Make the refrigerator dedicated. This is good practice.

Make the microwave dedicated. It probably requires one.

You need two circuits for the counter top circuits. Required by code.

Share the dishwasher and disposal if you really want to and are really short on circuits (only if it's a 20 amp circuit), or for most flexibility use two circuits.

Put lights on some other circuit.

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