Kitchen Wiring

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Old 10-02-06, 06:00 PM
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Kitchen Wiring

Hi everyone,

I'm in the middle of wiring our kitchen remodel and am trying to figure out how many circuits I actually need. Here is what I've got:

Dedicated 20A for Fridge
220 for Stove (30A), dual-fuel
2-20A GFCI for countertop
1-20A for dishwasher

Where I'm struggling is whether I need to run a dedicated circuit for the microwave (it's a counter-top model, but has a dedicated outlet and shelve built into the cabinetry).

Also, would I need a dedicated circuit for the garbage disposal ?

Wiring is on it's own dedicated circuit (of course).

Thanks!
 
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Old 10-02-06, 06:24 PM
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Yes, the microwave needs it's own circuit.

You can either share the garbage disposal and dishwasher on the same circuit or give them separate circuits, your choice. Code allows either, unless one specifically calls for it's own circuit. Since this is a new install, I would run two circuits.

Even though your stove needs only 30 amps, run 6 gage wire if running NM or 8 gage wire if using individual wires in conduit, just in case you or someone else in the future wants to go with a complete electric stove. I would also place a regular receptacle behind the stove, just in case someone wants to switch to a gas stove in the future.
 
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Old 10-02-06, 07:22 PM
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If in bussiness, every thing costs. The next "guy" will do it cheaper. THERE IS ONLY 1 RIGHT WAY. The way you as a customer wants it!! (given, they are LICENSED & INSURED)

But in A DIY forum, Go for it. Don't hold back. It's your home , do it right. Do it to the extreme. Your not in it to make money. But to have a desireable home.


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Dedicated 20A for Fridge
220 for Stove (30A), dual-fuel
2-20A GFCI for countertop
1-20A for dishwasher
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aLL ABOVE SEEMS ok.

What about the Cook top?

#dedicated circuit for the microwave (it's a counter-top model, but has a dedicated outlet and shelve built into the cabinetry).#

No doubt, Dedicated.

#Also, would I need a dedicated circuit for the garbage disposal?#Probably not. Compactor, and disposal? same ckt. sure.

Think of YOUR future needs. Do you see your changing appliances. Kitchen layout etc:

Do what works for YOU now. Think ahead and adjust .
 
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