Fridges need their own breaker?

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Is there a reason fridges need their own 20 amp circuit?

I brew beer and use 2 separate fridges to regulate fermentation temps of 65f.  These fridges will not run all the time like a typical fridge but may see more action during the warmer months in Atlanta.  Is there a reason they could not be plugged into a single 20 amp circuit?

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atlsud 3 years 1 Answer 358 views

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  1. I would recommend one, yes, but not required by code at this time. Any new house or kitchen wiring I always put a fridge on its own 20 amp. You just never know.

    Another reason I always do this is because if later on you wanted to install a transfer switch for a generator it makes things a lot easier.

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