Dishwasher, disposal, and receptacles on tandem circuit?

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Old 11-16-11, 03:14 PM
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Dishwasher, disposal, and receptacles on tandem circuit?

Hi everyone,

I have 100a service going into my house and my panel box is completely full. I just got a new dishwasher and need to figure out where to put it...

I currently have the garbage disposal and countertop receptacles (non-gfci) on the same 15a single pole circuit. I want to switch that to a tandem breaker and put my dishwasher on that circuit. Sound possible?

I know that many people put their DW and GD on the same circuit, but I want to make sure the receptacles aren't a problem.

Thanks!
 
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Old 11-16-11, 04:28 PM
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I currently have the garbage disposal and countertop receptacles (non-gfci) on the same 15a single pole circuit.
Counter top receptacles in the kitchen need to be on a GFCI protected 20 amp circuit. Your current wiring may be grandfathered but is not compliant with today's code. You could run new #12 cable for the receptacles and use the 15a just for the the GD and DW.

my panel box is completely full.
Have you considered adding a sub panel?
 
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Old 11-16-11, 05:36 PM
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Following the NEC the disposal should not have been on the same circuit as the countertop receptacles.
 
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