A trivial question

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charlie b

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Because there is nothing that is normally used in a kitchen that could explode, if it came into contact with an electrical spark. So we don't have to use the special wiring methods that would prevent a spark from occuring in the presence of an explosive atmosphere.

Why do you ask, if I may ask?
 

bobgorno

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I would guess, since the intent of a gas stove is to operate while there is a continuous ignition source (the flame), electrical arcs just don't matter.

Can you imagine a world, where all of our kitchens were built with XP methods?
 
A trivial Question (Final Episode)

A trivial Question (Final Episode)

Thank you all for your feedback.
The conclusion is : Our Kitchens are safe (Ex-point of view) because we have made them so.
 

fvbekkum

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Area classification is based on the likelihood that flammable or combustible conditions occur. Class I for example designates an area where these conditions occur under normal operating conditions. I hope your kitchen doesn't fall into this category :) See also NEC 500.5
 
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