Since the garbage disposal usually just runs a few seconds, it's not
likely to cause a problem. I suppose that if something lodged in it and
it locked up, it could draw a bit of current though.
In my own house I have neither garbage disposal or dish washer...
however I did re-wire the kitchen so that the coffee maker, microwave
and toaster are all on their own circuits. Even two on the same circuit
would very likely be an over-load or close to it.
In our kitchen DW and disposal unit is on different circuit. Fridge, MW
also. All counter top duplex outlets are independent, each fed by
different circuit, lighting is all pot LEDs on dimmer. Sub panel for
kitchen is located on the pantry wall. Never had problem.
On Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:00:57 -0600, Unquestionably Confused
This is interesting John G says this was adopted in the 2014 code but
when I read the ROP it says the panel rejected it. I agree, someone
put their thumb on the scale
From the ROP
2-58 Log #2561 NEC-P02 Final Action: Reject
TCC Action: It was the action of the Correlating Committee that this
proposal be reported as “Reject” because less than two-thirds of the
members eligible to vote have voted in the affirmative.
Submitter: Jay A. Broniak, GE Appliances & Lighting
Recommendation: Revise text to read as follows:
This form proposal is for requiring ground-fault circuit-interrupt
protection on the dishwasher circuit.
(D) Kitchen Dishwasher branch circuit. GFCI protection shall be
for outlets that supply dishwashers installed in dwelling unit
Substantiation: As the requirement for ground-fault
(GFCIs) has been expanded throughout the NEC code, the amount of
shock incidents related to consumer products have continued to decline
time. Increased usage of GFCls within branch circuits of residential
homes is a
highly effective means of further reducing the potential for
CMP-2 should require GFCI protection on the dishwasher circuit.
Panel Meeting Action: Reject
Panel Statement: The submitter has not provided adequate
warrant the expansion of GFCI protection to branch circuits supplying
Number Eligible to Vote: 11
Ballot Results: Affirmative: 7 Negative: 4
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