I moved to a newly renovated house, re-built from foundation 2 years ago. Electrical is all new. I have a 20 AMP breaker with 14/2 romex that is connected to the dishwasher. I want to add a garbage disposal to the circuit. To accomplish this, I need to add an outlet to the circuit since the dishwasher is hardwired. I plan to wire both dishwasher and garbage disposal to separate plug cords and plug them into the outlet on the circuit.
From what I know, 14/2 is against code and not recommended on a 20 AMP breaker. In my situation, rather than redoing the wiring, should I replace the 20A breaker with 15A?
From what I read online, dishwashers are okay on a 15A breaker. Just not sure if I "need" to switch if the wire is 14/2 or if I can leave as-is.
Planning to add 15A outlet by the way. Let me know if I need a 20A outlet on 20A breaker with 14/2 romex.