M > My question: does the microwave (1,000 watts) have to be on its own circut,
Just to explain some numbers -- the _output_
of the microwave oven is
1000 watts; the draw (from the outlet) is a different figure. Should
be found on the manufacturer's plate.
M > or can it still share the other outlet (which will run, at the most, your
M > average-type coffeemaker as well as the electrical part of the gas stove
M > (clock, timer))? Adding another wire in this wall would be a major PIA
M > (very old house).
As the others indicated, the coffee pot + microwave or coffee pot +
refrigerator would probably overload the circuit. The gas stove
basicly is the clock and some electronics; occasionally the ignition
sparks -- low current draw.
Here we have the microwave and refrigerator on the same outlet -- I
would prefer to separate them.
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