We are starting into a major kitchen remodel and will need to reconfigure the electrical circuits. Fortunately, we have an unfinished basement, which will make it easier to move things around.
1) We are replacing an electric range with a single wall convection oven. The breaker for the range is 50A. The wall oven only requires a 20A breaker, if I read the install instructions correctly. Can I connect the 6 gauge wire to a 20A breaker, or do I need to run a new 12 gauge line?
2) We are installing a gas cooktop and it needs a 15A outlet for the igniters. Can I simply tap off of one of the GFCI protected branches? The install instructions recommend a separate circuit, but that seems a waste for what is essentially a small appliance electrically.
3) Above the cooktop will be a vent hood that requires a 15A breaker. Can I tap into the lighting circuit for that? Or should I just run a new 15A circuit to power the cooktop and vent hood?
4) The dishwasher currently plugs into an outlet that is in the wall directly behind the dishwasher. I thought that the outlet was supposed to be accessible, like inside a sink cabinet. Does this outlet need to be moved or is it fine there?
This post was edited by gpraceman on Sun, May 19, 13 at 1:21