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Should a Garbage Disposal Be on Its Own Circuit?

In most cases
In some cases
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Question: Should a Garbage Disposal Be on Its Own Circuit?
Top Answer (45% of 51 votes): Always.

Answer: In most cases
Explanation: A dedicated circuit is generally recommended, although a circuit that is shared with a dishwasher is sometimes appropriate. The best authority on this distinction is the disposal's user manual.
Penn Builders & Installations Co, Inc
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It is not required by NEC standards but may cause issues if on a circuit with other items.
Construct Boss
Answer: Always
Explanation: Code in Greeley GFI at least
Misija construction
Answer: Always
Explanation: they require a lot of amps.
G&J Carpentery Services
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: It is building code standard that all kitchen appliances be on an independent circuit.
Pinchot Home Improvement LLC
Answer: Never
Explanation: Garbage disposals are not required to have its own circuit.
Ward Kitchen & Bath
Answer: Always
Explanation: Garbage disposals draw lot of energy and if you have other items that are on while it is running, there is a good chance you will trip the circuit.
Relux Construction LLC
Answer: Always
Explanation: most disposals today require 12 to 15 amp circuit
Answer: Always
Explanation: always
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Most I've seen are tied in with the dishwasher circuit.
John's Appliance Installations
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