outlet code in kitchen

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Old 03-14-07, 08:51 AM
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outlet code in kitchen

As I said in my previous post I am remodeling my kitchen at the end of this month. As it stands now I have a diveder wall 8' in lenght with a 30" stove on the left a 24" cabinet next to the stove, and a 32" fridge next to that filling up the wall. After the remodel the fridge will be moved and the stove will be centered on that wall with a 30" cabinet and countertop on each side. I need to know if I need to add electrical outlets over the new countertops. Is there a code requirement here. I also have to add one inside the wall cabinet above the stove to accomidate plugging in the overrange microwave.

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Old 03-14-07, 08:55 AM
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One receptacle to serve each 30" counter is necessary and sufficient. They must be GFCI-protected and on one or more 20-amp circuits with nothing but counter receptacles on them (and optionally the refrigerator and dining room recepacles). As long as you have at least two 20-amp circuits serving kitchen countertop receptacles (and nothing else except possibly the refrigerator and dining room receptacles), you're good. Even if these 60" are the entire kitchen countertop, you still need two circuits.
 
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Old 03-14-07, 09:00 AM
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building permit

Am I required to get a building permit to remoldel the kitchen, please keep in mind I am not opening up the walls except for trenching for the wire.
 
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Old 03-14-07, 09:03 AM
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In most areas, yes. Check with your local building department.

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