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#163033 - 04/29/07 01:30 PM Food Center on Residential Calculation Form?
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I am looking at a couple Residential calculation forms from 2 municipalities, and both include a "Food Center" at 600 VA.

What is a Food Center.

Thanks,

John

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#163034 - 04/29/07 01:50 PM Re: Food Center on Residential Calculation Form? [Re: Redsy]
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The only thing I can think of is Nutone's built-in blender/food processor which was called a Food Center. It is now sold by a different company

http://nutonesales.com/kitchen-center.html
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#163040 - 04/29/07 03:29 PM Re: Food Center on Residential Calculation Form? [Re: Redsy]
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Thanks, case!

This might be it because the website lists 600 watts as the rating, and the load calc. form lists 600VA.

Thanks again.

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#163060 - 04/29/07 10:51 PM Re: Food Center on Residential Calculation Form? [Re: Redsy]
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Why would a counter top appliance show up on a load calc? That is what the small appliance circuits are for.
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#163072 - 04/30/07 08:05 AM Re: Food Center on Residential Calculation Form? [Re: gfretwell]
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My guess would be that a Nutone food center is not considered a countertop appliance. They are built right in to the countertop and become part of the structure.

In fact, I can see an argument where you would not be allowed to hook the Nutone to the appliance circuit at all. You might have to provide a separate circuit for it (like a garbage disposal) or hook it up along with something else (like a range hood/fan) because it is not something that you can plug in to the countertop receptacles.

It wouldn't be a great argument, but I could make it...

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#163077 - 04/30/07 09:18 AM Re: Food Center on Residential Calculation Form? [Re: stevecheyenne]
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Sometimes I think this load calc business can get out of hand. I guess that is why the PoCo will serve a 400a panel with 2ga aluminum. They know how much power people really use.
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