My previous answer was meant to be a humorous notation of the requirement of 210.52(B)(1), which I believe would include ANY Small Appliance Circuit in the Kitchen since "..the 2 or more small appliance branch circuits.." mathematically includes "3 or more". Doesn't it??
Re: Question#85123 05/30/0307:42 AM05/30/0307:42 AM
It seems to me that once you satisfy the minimum of 2 small appliance circuits, any additional circuit MAY be classified as a general lighting circuit, and therefore be connected to any general load. ?? What if an additional circuit is run for the refrigerator. Would it be a violation to tie in for a light to that circuit? However, if an additional circuit serves countertop appliances, the point is well taken that it is a small appliance circuit, and other outlets should probably not be connected.
[This message has been edited by Redsy (edited 05-30-2003).]
Re: Question#85124 05/30/0308:07 AM05/30/0308:07 AM
I think DJF has it right. By 210.52B1, almost any circuit serving kitchen receptacles is a small appliance circuit. By 210.52B2, those circuits can't serve other loads, even if you have more than 2 circuits.
Also, the refrigerator must be on a small appliance circuit, unless it is on its own circuit per 210.52B2 exception 2.