View Poll Results: Would you rewire it?

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  • Yes, I would rewire it to a lighting circuit.

    3 15.79%
  • No, I would reconnect to the kitchen appliance circuit.

    16 84.21%
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Thread: Would you rewire it?

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    New Jersey
    I'm with Roger. I would leave it as is. I've lost count of the amount of times I've been asked to install an under-cab light on an outside kitchen wall with no access from the basement. I've snaked a # 12 into the nearest JB and converted the receptacle into a switch over receptacle or a switch over GFCI.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Ocala, Florida, USA
    Quote Originally Posted by GoldDigger View Post
    I don't see it as ambiguous at all.
    If it supplies receptacle outlets in the listed areas it shall not supply other outlets. That means on non-receptacle outlets anywhere and no receptacle outlets in other non-listed areas. If the receptacle outlets happen to supply lighting, I do not see a problem. If the lighting is hard wired, then it would be prohibited.

    There are easy ways to specifically state any of the alternatives you suggested, so I am willing to accept the perfectly clear common English sentence structure as meaning exactly what it says.

    What I would do for my own house is not necessarily what I would take responsibility for at a customer's house.
    100% It clearly states receptacle outlets and the clearly forbids other outlets. How convenient that 480sparky "agrees to disagree." It is like agreeing to disagree that the sky is blue.

    I know what I don't know, and I know where to go to find it!

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    3 Hr 2 Min from Winged Horses
    Quote Originally Posted by roger View Post
    I would leave it as is.

    "Electricity is really just organized lightning." George Carlin


  4. #24
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    the 1940 code as the OP posts it is quite clear..circuit that supplies receptacle outlets...shall not supply other outlets. So his light would be a violation of that. That said, Im with the crowd that would leave it as is.
    What is interesting is that the 1940 code actually says that. That's kind of hard to believe. Not saying it doesn't, many old kitchens have we all seen where the light is on with the plugs.

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Bay Area, Northern CA
    I understand the thought behind the requirement, but in reality even a few fluorescent under counter lights, or even a couple of 60 watt lights aren't going to really affect a 20 amp circuit. I would leave it alone.

    "Eschew Obfuscation!"

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