One of my inspectors was adament that the dishwasher and disposal required seperate circuits per the NEC. He actually took the code book home over the weekend just to prove me wrong. Monday he says "you know what I found?" "Nothing?" I said "Nothing. Why does everyone do it then?"
Just because everyone does it doesn't mean it's code. When I was in the trade we always put them on seperate circuits too. It was a long time before I realized that the load didn't justify it.
I am the inspector therefore it shalt be done! Man I hate that attitude.
I can build anything you want if you draw a picture of it on the back of a big enough check.
There's no substitute for hard work....but that doesn't mean I'm going to give up trying to find one.
IAEI / CEI / C10
Certified Electrical Inspector