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Electrical Design Standards
Home Design Standards – Home Building Standards, 3Q10 Ed. Page 388
Comment: Sooner or later this prescript will lurch into codified distinctions as between linear and nonlinear electrical loads – distinctions which in commercial and industrial applications can be life- and property-protective. But, not yet.
The AG thinks that in virtually all applications in a residence, so long as a grounded neutral is pulled from the electrical distribution panel board (whereat it is securely fastened to its bar) separately for each and every electrical circuit wiring run, we’ll all get along safely for the time-being and to come.
5) In a kitchen or bar, each of the following appliances shall be connected to an individual electrical circuit wiring at 120 volts, 20 amps (or manufacturer’s specification) with a 20 amp (or manufacturer’s specification) singleplex receptacle or hard-wired to a junction box
c) refrigerator/freezer, or, if not a combined unit, then separately to a refrigerator and a freezer
6) An electrical circuit wiring with 15 amp overcurrent protection shall have applied to it only 15 amp rated electrical devices
7) An electrical circuit wiring with 20 amp overcurrent protection shall have applied to it only 20 amp rated electrical devices
Comment: The National Electrical Code slices and dices this electrical circuit wiring vs. receptacle match-up sure enough to bunch the shorts of the most serious student. The AG’s in no mood to quibble.
8) Certain motor -driven or heater-driven electrical loads shall be on an individual electrical circuit wiring dedicated to that single electrical load and either hard-wired or singleplexed, e.g.
b) clothes washer
c) built-in space heater
d) clothes dryer
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