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yan2hua 03-22-2012 07:52 PM

city inspector disapproval the Poggenphol kitchen lighted unit
 
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Hi, I am new to this forum and need your big help,

I have bought a Poggenphol kitchen, see the attached picture. The city electrial inspector disapproval of the kitchen:
1. Need UL listing for the kicthen canbinet becasue the backsplash is lighted,
2. need plugs every 4 feet, but this kitchen is already built and the backsplash is the glass box, see the picture;
3. the lights and the plug can not be in same circuit, but this is already made this way by PoggenPhol company.
Thanks for all of your inputs,
Yan

rrolleston 03-22-2012 07:59 PM

Did you go over your local code and requirements when you contacted Poggenphol about your order?

yan2hua 03-22-2012 08:05 PM

I didn't think about it because Poggenphol sold many kitchen in US

joed 03-22-2012 08:16 PM

The inspector is correct. Lot's of stuff sold in the US is not legal for certain uses. This stuff apparently comes from Germany.

Speedy Petey 03-22-2012 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by yan2hua (Post 883290)
1. Need UL listing for the kicthen canbinet becasue the backsplash is lighted,
2. need plugs every 4 feet, but this kitchen is already built and the backsplash is the glass box, see the picture;
3. the lights and the plug can not be in same circuit, but this is already made

All valid points.

I guess if you can afford a kitchen like that imported from Germany you can afford to re-do it correctly. :whistling2:

Someone should have known better, like maybe a GC or electrician. Or maybe you didn't hire any?

Missouri Bound 03-22-2012 09:00 PM

Let me go out on a limb here.....I'm thinking that manufactured products may just fall into the category which the AHJ may not govern. And does a "UL" listing apply to imported items? Seems like a grey area. Not to mention that they have a showroom in Dallas. I'm thinking that the inspector is overstepping.

k_buz 03-22-2012 09:32 PM

Nope, not overstepping.

joed 03-22-2012 09:47 PM

UL listing applies to everything electrical, imported or not. Go look a HD and see how many of the products are imported.
The inspector is correct. If the supplier of this kitchen says otherwise they are lying or incompetent.

darren 03-22-2012 09:54 PM

How useful is that kitchen without plugs? Would not want it my house.

Billy_Bob 03-22-2012 11:10 PM

I would return the kitchen and get your money back.

Buy another U.L. approved kitchen which meets code!

ddawg16 03-23-2012 12:38 AM

Just out of curiosity.....how much was the kitchen? Obviously, the attached pic of of a showroom version....

Speedy Petey 03-23-2012 07:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Missouri Bound (Post 883343)
Let me go out on a limb here.....I'm thinking that manufactured products may just fall into the category which the AHJ may not govern.

It's still a kitchen in a home in the US. It HAS to meet certain code minimums. This is just the equipment the homeowner chooses to install in his US kitchen.


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