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Question = How many small Appliance circuits our needed in your kitchen?
First we need to understand the definition of a small appliance the NEC states, SMALL APPLIANCE BRANCH CIRCUIT. A circuit that supplies electrical energy to one or more outlets to which appliances are to be connected is called an appliance branch circuit. These circuits are not to have any permanently connected lighting fixtures that are not a part of an appliance.
With that said the answer is 2 or more 20 amp circurts per NEC Section 210.52 (B).Section 210.52(B) of the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) requires that two or more 20-
Question how many wires can you install 3/4 conduit?
Answer This question is a little tricky, the amount of wires would depend on the size of the wires that you will be pulling into the conduit. The most common wires for a 3/4 conduit would be number 12, 10, and 8 gauge wire. (16) number 12 wires, (10) number 10 wires and (6) number 8 wires can fit. However de-
Pools and Hot Tubs
Where should I place my spa panel
Answer 680.12 Maintenance Disconnecting Means. One or more means to simultaneous disconnect all ungrounded conductor shall be provided for all utilization equipment other than lighting. Each means shall be readily accessible and within sight from its equipment and shall be located at least 1.5m (5ft) horizontally from the inside walls of a pool, spa, or hot tub unless separated from the open water by a permanently install barrier that provides a 1.5m (5 ft) reach path or greater. This horizontal distance is to be measured from the water's edge along the shortest path required to reach the disconnect.