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Old 03-22-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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city inspector disapproval the Poggenphol kitchen lighted unit


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

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I didn't think about it because Poggenphol sold many kitchen in US
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The inspector is correct. Lot's of stuff sold in the US is not legal for certain uses. This stuff apparently comes from Germany.
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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.

Someone should have known better, like maybe a GC or electrician. Or maybe you didn't hire any?
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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.
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Nope, not overstepping.
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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.
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How useful is that kitchen without plugs? Would not want it my house.
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I would return the kitchen and get your money back.

Buy another U.L. approved kitchen which meets code!
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Just out of curiosity.....how much was the kitchen? Obviously, the attached pic of of a showroom version....
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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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