how to wire dedicated outlet for fridge


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Old 10-04-12, 06:51 AM
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how to wire dedicated outlet for fridge

Almost ready to install new fridge- I would like to install a dedicted 15 amp outlet behind where the fridge is going - my panel is in garage which is next to kitchem so the run is short- Do I just install new 15 amp breaker in panel and bascially install one run directly to outlet? (I've installed new breakers before- but never a direct circuit- See photo



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Yep, that's exactly what you do.

Keep in mind, I believe most jurisdictions will require you to pull a permit for this work.
 
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thanks- and yes on permits- Do you know if 20 amp circuits are recommended for refrigerators(rest of kitchen) or 15 will do? I've done some research and I've seen comments about all kitchen outlets needs to be 20amp
 
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AFAIK, a dedicated fridge receptacle is exempt from kitchen requirements and can be a 15 amp circuit.
 
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A dedicated fridge outlet is a kitchen appliance circuit. It is exempt from GFCI protection, and 15A should be plenty. Refrigerators are very low draw loads.
 
 

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