I will be having a guy come to run the line from the breaker to the box (a whopping 6 feet from the basement box, through the wall to the island). But I assume I will be installing and wiring the outlets myself. 3 questions:
1. Do I need to run the line through some conduit inside the island? I have seen the other builds that do this. Is it required, or just a really good idea? What type of line am I looking at getting?
2. Since it's outside, it needs to have a GFI outlet. Is that the first outlet in the string or the last? I think it's the first, and then I just run them all in a series, pigtailing each as I go. I have never done anything electrical, unless you count dimmer switches and ceiling fans.
3. I know each state differs on code, but how many outlets (2 receptacles per outlet) can I generally safely put on a either 15 AM or 20 AMP fuse. No refrigerators will be in this island, if that helps.