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  1. 1 hour ago, MikeMelga said:

    Working in kitchen electrical installations is not all about knowing where to connect the wires. It's also about liquid isolation from the installation.

     

    It's about more than that these days, you also have to consider all the other aspects of your local building regulations like for example in the UK there are rules about distances between water and electrical stuff so your taps have to be a certain distance from your sockets, there are environmental rules governing what cables you can use, there are rules about what size cables must be used, are they braded or solid, how are they routed in the wall, etc etc etc.

    It's a complex job with legal and safety implications for the both the person doing the work and anyone using the kitchen after the work is done.

     

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  2. 2 hours ago, Krieg said:

    I thought that's the reason why in Germany you are not allowed to wire a stove or an oven yourself.

    Could easily be, although I thought it was an insurance liability thing.

    In reality who cares why, if you don't know what you are doing fucking with 3-phase is going to kill you, and if you are giving advice on the internet the safest advice is "ask a professional"

     

    When we got our last new cooker, it would never have occurred to me to wire it in myself despite having once been qualified to do so in the UK, I haven't kept up with domestic wiring regs there for 30 years let alone read up on the German rules, but I can do the basic maths regarding W=V*A and answer the simple version of the original question. 

     

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  3. 2 hours ago, keith2011 said:

    Anyone know if an altbau apartment with a 25 A cooker connection would be sufficient for a modern induction oven or do they require more?

     

    I went and looked at the first one I could find on Saturn and it is rated at 7.4 kW.

    7.4kW @230V ~= 32.2 A so probably not.

     
    With something bit like a cooker I would always advise getting an electrician in anyway, so perhaps ask them?
     
     
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  4. Just now, fraufruit said:

    Why? That's just normal tax and import duty.

    I think the price displayed on the site should be the final price paid.

    It's not common in consumer purchases in Europe for the tax and duty to be excluded.

    I know it's really common in the US and as such it's not a huge deal, but it is "unusual".

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  5. No matter what happens, once your wife gets her share she can gift it to the sister in question surely.

    That way you avoid any messing around with inheritance law and wills, and simply give a gift.

     

    I have no idea if that will be tax efficient in either the US or Germany, but it seems clear that it will be legal in both countries.

     

     

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