GFCI wiring help

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Old 06-16-14, 12:09 PM
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GFCI wiring help

Ok after accessing my kitchen and realizing my GFCI is not protecting my sink light nor the disposal. As it stands now, light switch is on separate circuit, disposal on another separate circuit GFCI(15A)is protecting other outlet Dn stream only.

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Position 1 in panel
15A pantry light, laundry Rm light, sink light, kitchen light, flood lights in back yard

Position 6 in Panel
20A kitchen counter outlets(2)including GFCI(15A) another outlet Dn stream(protected) another window outlet not protected not in series

Position 8 in Panel
20A Disposal, Dishwasher outlet under sink with another outlet on outside wall (back to back)


I'd like to put them on the one circuit if possible to be protected by GFCI
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Dishwasher tag states motor=5.52A. Max Load=11.0A
Disposal tag states

[ATTACH=CONFIG]33320[/ATTACH]
 
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Old 06-16-14, 12:21 PM
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I'd like to put them on the one circuit if possible to be protected by GFCI
Adding your sink light and disposer to the existing GFCI device would be adding them to a small appliance branch circuit which would be a code violation. If you want them GFCI protected (I see no reason to do this), change the breaker to a GFCI breaker for the circuit and/or circuits they are now fed from.
 
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Thanks for responding, so what I'm thinking is adding GFCI under the sink which I already have to protect disposal & dishwasher Vs getting 36.00 GFCI breaker. And would I be able to add just that light switch to the kitchen counter GFCI?
 
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Old 06-16-14, 12:41 PM
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As Joe Wrote, "No reason to do this". You are looking for a problem where none exists. Best practice is to not put lights on GFCIs so you don't loose the lights if a GFCI trips. Normally GDs and DWs are not protected by GFCIs.
 
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So You say not protected by GFCI are you saying not required? Because if that's the case I'm shocked.. pardon the pon that outlet being under sink
 
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I really appreciate ya'll feed back
 
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Old 06-16-14, 02:48 PM
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Yes, it is not required by national code. Of course local code can vary. Best to ask your AHJ.
 
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Old 06-16-14, 07:01 PM
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Under the 2014 a DW will need GFI protection if within 6' of the sink. I am not sure how that will be measured.
 
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And would I be able to add just that light switch to the kitchen counter GFCI?
That would be a code violation.
 
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