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Food Center on Residential Calculation Form? #163033 04/29/07 04:30 PM
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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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Re: Food Center on Residential Calculation Form? [Re: Redsy] #163034 04/29/07 04:50 PM
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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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Re: Food Center on Residential Calculation Form? [Re: Redsy] #163040 04/29/07 06:29 PM
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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.

Re: Food Center on Residential Calculation Form? [Re: Redsy] #163060 04/30/07 01:51 AM
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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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Re: Food Center on Residential Calculation Form? [Re: gfretwell] #163072 04/30/07 11:05 AM
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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...

Re: Food Center on Residential Calculation Form? [Re: stevecheyenne] #163077 04/30/07 12:18 PM
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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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