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Kitchen Electrical Requirement based on 2008 NEC or the latest code

Kitchen Electrical Requirement based on 2008 NEC or the latest code


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Old 12-19-11, 09:25 PM
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Kitchen Electrical Requirement based on 2008 NEC or the latest code

Hi everyone,
I have a small kitchen project coming up very soon and I don't have any idea of the latest 2008 code. Some updates on the new requirement with the latest code will be highly appreciated. I need this as my guideline so that the installation can be done right. This area will just be an add on to the existing house. A separate sub-panel will be installed for this additional load. I haven't talked yet to the city inspectors if they are implementing the 2008 code but at any rate I want to have it done up to code.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 12-20-11, 02:32 AM
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minimal 2 separate 20amp GFCI protected circuits for counter top outlets. Outlets cannot be more than 48" apart (typical cord length on small kitchen appliances are only 24" long).
 

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Old 12-20-11, 04:38 AM
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Spacing

Re-check requirements on spacing. Spacing receptacles 4 feet apart will allow a 2-foot cord to reach from one direction or the other. Someone with latest code please verify. I believe the 2 foot requirement applies to the distance from the ends of the counter.
 
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Old 12-20-11, 05:21 AM
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If you describe your changes planned your help can be directed to only what you need instead of posting a lot of info that may not apply.
 
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Thanks everyone. The info you have given will be of big help to me. I will just check with the city inspectors if they need more new requirements before I finalize the installation. I understand they require all circuits to be protected with AFCI circuit breakers(most probably for the small appliances receptacles).

I will post new querry as soon as I have met with the inspectors. Thanks again.
 
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Old 12-20-11, 12:27 PM
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Kitchens receptacle circuits are exempt from AFCI protection under the NEC. The countertop portions of those circuits do reguire GFI protection as was already mentioned.
 
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Old 12-21-11, 09:55 PM
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Thanks for your reply guys. I was able to visit the local library here in Juneau and fortunately they have a copy of the NEC 2008. At least I can visit the library and copy some sections that I need more clarifications. Thanks again.
 
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You'd probably be better off with a wiring book like Wiring Simplified or similar book. The NEC is written in a way that it's not an easy read. There are a whole lot of references to references and exceptions to exceptions.

Once you have your plan together, post back here. The pros here I'm sure would be happy to review your plans before you start pulling wire.
 
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Old 12-31-11, 03:42 PM
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IIRC the 2008 NEC is still available online for free from the NFPA website. Might save you a trip out in the cold.
 
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Thank you all for your replies. pcboss, I tried to look at the NFPA website if the 2008 NEC is still available free but can't find it. It will be a big help if I can have a copy for my quick reference.
Thank you in advance.
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Last time I checked NFPA made it really difficult to get to the "free preview" edition. You could also try the local library -- most have a copy in circulation.
 
 

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