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Old 07-16-2019, 12:36 PM   #1
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do water coolers have to be a dedicated circuit
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Definitely.
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R235.B(g)(1) in the 2019 US Electrical Law (USEL)
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R235.B(g)(1) in the 2019 US Electrical Law (USEL)
We have the same up here. CEC code 13-3457(a)(ii)

I've seen many of them installed without thou. I guess It's DIYers that don't know any better.
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I didn't look it up but I would gfi it also.
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I didn't look it up but I would gfi it also.
Why are you giving him bad information? You should be ashamed of yourself! You and your squiggly trench!
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Why are you giving him bad information? You should be ashamed of yourself! You and your squiggly trench!
What bad information.I said what I would do. That trench looked good to me....
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What bad information.I said what I would do. That trench looked good to me....
If you GFCI protect it, then he will need a 50A twistlock outlet. You know that the US Electrical Law is getting very strict!
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If you GFCI protect it, then he will need a 50A twistlock outlet. You know that the US Electrical Law is getting very strict!
Then the water will twirl and splash when it comes out..
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I always liked those 14 mile long service trenches. They make me smile a lot.
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what is this us electrical law, i inly know the nec
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what is this us electrical law, i inly know the nec
It trumps NEC. If the USEL says the water cooler needs GFCI,AFCI, and a dedicated circuit, then you have to install that.... over and above local ammendments.

Very similar to the CdnEL trumps the CEC code.
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I haven't picked up the new USEL book yet.

Did they put that new exception in for hot dog machines?
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Water cooler?
Is that like an ice maker or a bubbler?


We GFCI all the bubblers around here. Just the other day a few folks got bit.

Now we do have a bubbler that says “HOT WATER” on it.
Don’t know why they think people want to drink hot water.... But hey, I work with the winners.
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I haven't picked up the new USEL book yet. Did they put that new exception in for hot dog machines?
I think Mike Holt covers that in his "Changes to the USEL"
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It’s on a dedicated circuit until someone decides to move it.
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I think Mike Holt covers that in his "Changes to the USEL"
Ok, thanks a lot.
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Welcome aboard @rickster820!

Please fill out your profile, it cuts down on nuisance posts.
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Definitely needs a dedicated circuit
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