Kitchen appliance wiring


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Old 07-13-17, 07:01 AM
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Kitchen appliance wiring

Hey all, I am re-wiring a kitchen, i already have the diposal on its own 20 amp breaker and 12/2 wire. I also have the dishwasher on its own 20 amp breaker and 12/2 wiring. Is this ok or should I change it to 15 amp 14/2 wire? Thanks!
 
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Old 07-13-17, 07:21 AM
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AFAIK, there is no reason to change it to 15 amp.
 
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Old 07-13-17, 07:36 AM
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The only reason to run 15 amp circuits is if you are a contractor and are only providing the minimum required circuits - maximizing your profits!

Every 120v circuit in my house is 20 amp.
 
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Old 07-13-17, 07:51 AM
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The only reason to change it would be if the manufacturer of either appliance requires a 15A breaker in the installation instructions. In that case, only change the breaker but leave the #12 wire. This would allow future flexibility to change back to 20A when you eventually replace appliances.
 
 

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