You use BTU as a measurement? That's "BRITISH thermal unit", something we used to use for gas, now it's in kWh, the same as electricity always has been.
That's 3517W. Our 230V sockets are 13A, which is 2990W. Although I get about 246V here, so it's more like 3198W. One of the reasons I use a UPS for my lighting, so the bulbs don't wear out. My voltage is from 241V to 255V. It's supposed to be 230V. I complained, but they're not obliged to fix anything under 10% over.
My electric cooker has a 30A connection, which is 6kW. My shower has a 60A outlet, so I could theoretically put in a 14kW shower. I've seen Honda advertise 80A outlets for your wall to fast charge their electric cars.
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We don't really have that much 240v equipment and most is fixed in
place. The required outlets are all 120v
In the case of receptacle spacing, the safety thing is limiting the
number of extension cords used and making it unnecessary to string
cords across openings.
There are plenty of people who say we have allowed too many things
into the code that are not safety related. Manufacturers have a lot of
influence in the code process.
120v equipment is pretty much limited to 1440w. Irons seem to function
just fine at 1kw or less and we don't really drink that much tea.
I am not sure you can even buy a dedicated tea kettle here. People
boil water on the stove where they have plenty of power.
We really try to avoid the use of portable heaters by having robust
central systems but there are still plenty of 1440w heaters around.
They cause a disproportionate number of the fires, usually in older
homes with bad electrical systems.
Pumping and heating water, cooking, heat and A/C, running a spa and a
pool. It starts adding up fast I guess
Heat is not really an issue but when we do it we have toaster wire
heaters. I have not had the central heat on in a couple of years but
we do have a 1440w "electric fireplace" in the living room that my
wife uses on cold mornings for a little warm up.
I imagine you have a tad more in taxes but we also use natural gas for
electrical generation and that is pretty cheap here.
On Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 11:41:24 AM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
They are actually readily available. Most places that sell toaster,
mixers, coffee makers, etc should have them. They are called electric
kettles. I'd post a link, but it's too long. I have one, very
handy, use it to make coffee every morning. But then I use a French
press to make coffee, most people probably use a coffee maker.
Coffee has been elevated to it's own food group here and people will
pay more for a cup of coffee than a beer.
I am OK with regular drip coffee tho. I haven't seen perked coffee in
years. I probably drink a liter or so a day.
Simply a different drink.
I lean toward your northern neighbor and like a bit of scotch.
I am unusual in that I also drink bourbon. Usually those are mutually
exclusive. It is ironic tho, since good scotch is aged in old bourbon
On Sun, 06 Mar 2016 11:41:00 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
Actually lots of "tea kettles" "coffee pots" and "coffee makers" here
in Canada. Indo recall not that many years ago friends from the USA
buying tea kettles here and taking them home with them because they
were not readilly available at home. I've seen them for sale in the
USA when we've been down in recent years.
Everyone knows why. Same reason we pay a bit more (taxes) here in
Canada. As the level of "socialism" goes up, so do the taxes. You
choose the level you are comfortable with and pay accordingly.
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