Here's a question copied from another message forum board (non electrical)
As forum boards usually go, he got several wrong replies from DIY's
I'm a L.V.P (Low Voltage Puke to the uneducated), and I'm not up on some things.
We're remodeling the kitchen, and the cabinet installers are coming Tuesday. I'd like to get wiring roughed in this weekend before they bury me in new millwork.
Question about kitchen branch circuits - what I'm aware of:
Current code requires a minimum of 2) 20A circuits for a kitchen.
A countertop of more than 12" horiz. run requires an outlet accessable to it.
Within the "run" of the countertop, no more than a 24" reach to an outlet.
What I'd like to do is install duplex recepticles at the required spacing, and split them (breaking the connector tabs between outlets - hot side). Each 1/2 would have it's own feed from each of the 2) 20A circuits.
My question is:
Would I have to run separate neutrals to each 1/2 of the outlet, or just upsize the guage of the neutral and keep them "commoned" (they go back to the same buss bar anyway)??
What do y'all think?