GFCIs on kitchen countertops

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Old 06-21-01, 08:37 AM
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Under the NEC, do multiple outlets on a single kitchen countertop have to be fed by two separate 20 amp branches, or can one branch feed all the outlets on one countertop while another branch feeds all the outlets on a second countertop?
 
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Old 06-21-01, 01:29 PM
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The NEC requires at least 2ea/20 amp dedicated branch circuits for the kitchen countertop receptacles.
 
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Dons, I think the answer to your question is the second of the two methods you describe.
 
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Old 06-23-01, 06:48 PM
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I wouldn't advise this wiring style but you could actually install all your duplex receptacles on one 20 amp small appliance branch circuit. Then install one duplex receptacle over the kitchen counter somewhere on another 20 amp circuit and you fulfilled the two small appliance branch circuits required to serve the kitchen counter areas no matter how many different counters are in the kitchen. All receptacles serving the kitchen counters must be GFCI protected.

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