Wiring under cabinet lighting
Can I tap into the fridge for my power for my under cabinet lights? If so, and the fridge is on a 20amp circuit I would then use 12g instead of 14g to wire the lights.
I was originally going to use one of the kitchen/counter small appliance receptacles but figured that was against code.
However, I've read a couple of instances regarding this being against code to wire lights to it but I'm not sure why the distinction would be lights if the proper gauge wire were used. Could you still wire a receptacle to it for a plug-in microwave? Or would the microwave be on a different circuit? This last last paragraph is a curiousity question more than anything else. Our home had the option of having a microwave in cabinet instead of with the stove as it is now so I'm guessing one more outlet would have been installed. If code says I can't tap into the counter outlets then I would guess that the microwave would have had to be connected to some other circuit.