11:02AM | 04/26/07
Member Since: 04/22/07
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I am currently renovating my kitchen and trying to make sure that all electrical is correct. For some reason, I am puzzled on a couple of items and looking for confirmation.

1) LIVE 3 Wires (20 amp) -> Split Receptacle, in which the dishwasher and the garbage disposal will plug in -> Wire (20 amp - 12AWG) to switch controlling disposal) - see attached my attempt at a diagram

a) How do I wire the receptacle correctly?

2) I will have a hood installed, where used to be a receptacle installed for microwave. That receptacle is currently fed live by a 3 wire (20 amp - 12AWG). From the receptacle (15 amp), a 2 wire (12AWG) cable goes to the gas range receptacle, then to another series of receptacles.

a) How do I configure the wiring for the new hood, as I will get rid of the first receiving receptacle, since the hood needs hard wiring and use it's own junction box? Also, to keep in mind, I will still need to feed the other remaining outlets. A junction box could be an option.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

Thank you.


01:42PM | 04/26/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
You really need to get a couple of books on wiring for some basics.

Black and Decker Complete Home Wiring and Rex Cauldwell's Wiring a House are a couple that I like.

I have also heard some good about a book "Wiring Simplified".

The top picture tells how to wire a split receptacle.

And look at kitchen and dedicated circuits here.

Now some of the things that you are doing might not be up to current code, but not necessarly unsafe.

But a lot depends on the local inspector and how much they allow you to grandfather in existing circuits.

For example the many house are wiried with the DW and GD on the same circuit. In other places they required separate dedicated circuits.

The microwave should have been on a dedicated circuit. But that is no important now that you are replacing it with a vent hood.

But the vent hood is not allowed to be on one of the Small Appliance circuits. But I don't know (other than the stove receptacle is on that circuit).

As to changing the circuit anything need to be done in an acceassable junction box. But the box with the stove receptacle can be that juntion box if the cable is long enough.

Or you can kept the exisint box with the MW receptacle, as long as it is still accessable after the hood is installed, and just use a blank cover plate.


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