Face Plates

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  1. bluecallum
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    Can someone please advise in a working kitchen(football club)is it best to put metal face plates than plastic.
     
  2. Pete999
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    Why do you ask?
     
  3. bluecallum
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    just wondering if metal would be better because of the steam and grease
     
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    Given how ponsey footballers act surely they only eat salad?
     
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    Yeah but they probably microwave it.
     
  6. GLENNSPARK
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    eh?

    put what they want in....as long as its compliant with 7671

    that is to say that they meet times...and are suitable for external influences etc etc...
     
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    Grease tends to get into the tubes of any socket outlet in kitchens, especially when nothing is plugged into an outlet for a while. The real advantage of metalclad accessories is the mechanical protection offered. Never seen a cracked metal socket outlet!
     
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    never seen a cracked insert on a metalclad?

    and socket outlets to BS1363?
     
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    your OK with plastic fronts.

    just be sure...if its a ring then your end to ends are there....and OK...and it IRs OK


    end to ends should give an expected value of (R1 R2).....
     
  10. Adam W
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    I think it depends on what kind of "kitchen" it is - are they going to be cooking full meals from scratch, or pouring out cups of orange squash?
     
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    then it needs designing......with finals capable of handling the expected demand....and accessories to suit...(this of course takes into account origin of supply for said finals....and the cable/protection for feeder to origin of finals)
     
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    That's not really the question being asked though is it. Daz
     
  13. GLENNSPARK
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    no

    it were just a bit of extra input
     
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    I can feel a "how many electricians does it take to change a faceplate" joke coming on here.......
     
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  15. Adam W
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    No, the question was whether it'd be better to install metal faceplates than plastic in a "working kitchen (football club)".
    Later on concerns about steam and grease were cited.

    The simple answer is 'it depends', but that on it's own isn't very useful; to give a definitive answer we need to know what it depends on.
    Since little information has been offered, it seems we need to ask before telling him everything needs to be stainless steel when it might turn out to be a room with a Burco and a catering sized tin of Nescafe in it, or that the costs can be kept down by using plastic only for a whoop of teenage chefs to smash them to pieces on the first night.
     
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    again..

    i site `suitable for external influences`
     
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    Blimey.....If it is for footballers, maybe it would be better to have PIR sensors fitted to do the job for them? On/Off might be a bit of a challenge for some of them. Failing that just plastic faceplates with "ON" and "OFF" might be OK?
     
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