Help with electrical for kitchen remodel

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Old 05-06-14, 01:15 PM
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Help with electrical for kitchen remodel

We are in the process of remodeling our kitchen. The problem is we want to install a new dishwasher(previously no dishwasher), new garbage disposal(previously no garbage disposal), new over the range microwave(previously was a counter top microwave), and we only have room for a total of 3 circuits in our breaker box.

When we first bought the house there was a separate circuit for an electric stove but we had a gas stove so we had an electrician friend convert it to a normal plug so that we could use our gas stove. So there's the circuit for that, and the rest of the kitchen was all on one circuit. There is a total of 3 outlets, one switch running to a ceiling exhaust fan, and one switch to the light all on that one circuit. Then there is only one single blank space available in our breaker box in the garage.

We are removing the ceiling exhaust fan and going to use the over the range microwave instead. So the switch going to the ceiling exhaust fan we were going to use for the garbage disposal. We were hoping that we can use the blank space in the breaker box for a new circuit going to the dishwasher and switch for garbage disposal. Then use the existing circuit for the stove to run the microwave and stove. Then the existing circuit to install gfci plugs to the rest of the kitchen plugs and light.

I'm pretty new to all this electrical stuff but was wanting to make it work with what I have without rewiring a whole new breaker box with more circuits. Anything helps.
 
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Old 05-06-14, 02:27 PM
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and we only have room for a total of 3 circuits in our breaker box.
If your box takes tandems there may be room for several more. What is the make and model number of your panel?
we had an electrician friend convert it to a normal plug so that we could use our gas stove.
Since the stove does not require a dedicated circuit that can be used for one of the two Small Appliance Branch Circuits ( SABC) code requires for the kitchen.
and the rest of the kitchen was all on one circuit. There is a total of 3 outlets, one switch running to a ceiling exhaust fan, and one switch to the light all on that one circuit.
Only receptacles can be on the SABCs so the receptacles will have to be removed from that circuit or the lights and fans removed from that circuit.
install a new dishwasher(previously no dishwasher), new garbage disposal(previously no garbage disposal)
Can usually share a circuit.
Then use the existing circuit for the stove to run the microwave and stove.
A built in microwave usually requires a dedicate circuit so it can't be shared (50% of 80% rule) .
 
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