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Residential Washer / Dryer in Beauty Salon #91551 01/21/05 07:32 AM
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Is there any reference in the NEC or UBC 1997 that requires the use of a commercial rated washer or dryer in a commercial beauty salon?

They wash / dry a load or two of hand towels daily.

They want to use a residential washer/dryer and I think the only drawback is that the manufacturers warranty will be void, but want to double check.

Thanks,
--Mario

[This message has been edited by Load-n-Code (edited 01-21-2005).]

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Re: Residential Washer / Dryer in Beauty Salon #91552 01/21/05 02:45 PM
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Not a code issue and I doubt the usage exceeds a family with a bunch of kids if this is really a couple loads a day.
If my sister's experience is any indication (5 kids)a Kenmore/Whirlpool will do several loads a day for over a decade.


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Re: Residential Washer / Dryer in Beauty Salon #91553 01/21/05 11:31 PM
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Definitely not an NEC code issue. We just install the receptacle and make sure it is to code. If the customer plugs in the wrong appliance for the application it is between them and the building inspector.


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Re: Residential Washer / Dryer in Beauty Salon #91554 01/22/05 09:39 PM
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gfretwell & Speedy Petey,

Thanks.


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