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Old 06-26-2019, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Marvin the Martian View Post
For quite some time the NEC has required kitchens have two GFCI protected 20A countertop circuits. Usually half the outlets on each circuit, frequently alternating circuits as you move along the counter. It is also good practice to have the fridge and microwave on their own circuits. Frequently there is a dedicated circuit for the dishwasher and garbage disposal.
Sure, but unless I misread Sparky's post, he's saying that every kitchen outlet requires a dedicated breaker. I suppose that could be local municipal code or something, but it seems extreme.