Kitchen electrical

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Posted by: from Cambridge
1/28/2017 at 9:44:36 AM

Is it allowed to put a light switch in the same box as a non-gfi counter outlet in a kitchen (two different circuits)?


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Date/Time1/28/2017 at 1:02:50 PM

Yes, no problem at all.

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Mirek from Mirek Electric in Mississauga
Date/Time1/28/2017 at 2:10:42 PM

Absolutely! We are doing it all the time as long as you use different circuit from the split or 20A outlet.

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Robert from ElecTriLight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time1/28/2017 at 2:33:19 PM

no reason why not, UNLESS you try and use the existing power that is attached to that outlet. (even split outlets are not allowed to share their power for any other purpose) code rules restrict those outlets to be 100% dedicated. If there is aluminum wiring do not add anything to the existing circuit.

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Tim from TDH Electric in Langley
Date/Time1/28/2017 at 2:34:00 PM

Yes, it is fine.

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Marco from MCC Electric in Quispamsis
Date/Time1/28/2017 at 5:54:23 PM

I wouldn't see why not. It's common practice for a light over your sink or under cabinet lighting.

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Date/Time1/29/2017 at 1:52:33 AM

Actually it has to be that way!


John Kuehnl-Cadwell

Master Electrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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Date/Time1/30/2017 at 9:01:39 PM

Normal conditions. No.

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Date/Time1/30/2017 at 9:05:08 PM

Can be used if outlet power is not used for the switch. as code says counter receptle is dedicated crt. for counter plugs.

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