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#1 posted 06-14-2010 07:48 AM

I assume 2400 watts, not volts. That is 20 amps at 120 volts, or 10 amps at 240 volts. 12 g at 60 ft would be ok, 10 better. But if you use a toaster, microwave or coffee maker on that 15 amp 120 outlet, It might be a little much for the 20 amp breaker and 12 g. I would make the run 10 g, and run the wire as 240, put a small sub panel in the kitchen. Put a 120 V 20 amp circuit breaker one leg on the circuit to the water heater, and put 15 A or 20 A on the other leg for the 15 A duplex outlet. Put a 20 amp 240 breaker for the 12 g going to the kitchen. 60 feet of 10/4 is not to pricey for the safety and utility. An office kitchen can see a lot of loads, my shop finishing room/kitchen has a small fridge, coffee maker, and microwave, and often all three are running at the same time.

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