Hi all, I’m studying and have a question. The text states the following:
All kitchens are required to be supplied by two 20-amp circuits over and above any requirements for dedicated outlets for stoves, etc. These circuits shall not serve any lighting needs.
One of these branch circuits should be used for small appliance receptacles no more than 20 inches above the countertop. These outlets must also be GFCI-protected. The minimum two 20-amp circuits shall both supply receptacles serving the countertop space.
I’m a little confused about the wording here. As I understand, two separate circuits are required in the kitchen (not supplying service to lighting or large appliances, eg. range or fridge). One of the circuits feeds receptacles mounted above the counter top.
What is the other circuit for? As I’m reading the second paragraph, it seems like it contradicts itself.