I am installing a recessed outlet
to be hidden behind and to power a wall-mounted LCD TV. The TV location is on the opposite side (i.e. den side) of a short kitchen wall on our main floor. Through drop down panels in the basement, I can easily access the joists below this location and can fish the new romex to the new location.
For ease of access & proximity, I would like to splice the new TV outlet romex into an existing circuit(s) that supplies kitchen counter outlets (for small appliances). The existing circuit, which was installed during a kitchen renovation approximately 12 years ago, specifically consists of:
1. A single 12/3 romex that runs from the electrical panel. At the panel, the black and red conductors each tie into their own single 20amp breakers. The two breakers are located on the same right side of the panel but straddling an unrelated breaker (i.e. the two breakers are in location 18B and location 20B; location 20A is used by another 12/3 kitchen circuit).
2. Approximately 25’ from the panel, the single 12/3 romex is then spliced with two 12/2 romex cables in a PVC junction box
. The black conductor from one 12/2 cable is connected to the red conductor from the 12/3. The other 12/2 cable’s black conductor is connected to the 12/3’s black conductor. All 3 white conductors are joined together; likewise, the 3 ground wires are joined together. Wire nuts are used for the connections.
3. One of the 12/2 cables then supplies 2 kitchen counter outlets on the right side of the sink while the other 12/2 cable supplies 2 outlets on the left side of the sink. The first outlet in each branch is a GFCI outlet. All of the 4 outlets appear to be 15 amp outlets.
My thought was to splice insert the TV’s outlet into one of the 12/2 branches. I would add a junction box (actually two in order to insert some slack into the existing 12/2 line) between the GFCI outlet and the second outlet on one of the 12/2 branches. I would use 12/2 romex for the cable between this new junction and my new TV outlet.
Is this as straight forward as I’m trying to make it?