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Temporaily using 30A cord w/inline GFI on 50A panel?

 
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:31 am    Post subject: Temporaily using 30A cord w/inline GFI on 50A panel? Reply with quote


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I'm thinking of purchasing a 50A control panel but brewing batches of 20 gallons or less, with the chance that
some time in the future, I will be upgrading my system to something larger. I would keep two of the heating elements
unplugged/uninstalled, but was wondering if I could get away with using a 30A inline GFI cord after swapping out the control panel 50A receptacle for a 30A? My home has the stove on a 40A circuit and I will be moving in a year anyway (no sense in paying an electrician and getting a city permit for something I won't have any need for in the meantime). With the 30A cord w/ inline GFI, I was intending to plug it into the dryer outlet. Any thoughts? Bad idea? Not safe?
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What inline 30A GFI cord?

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PostLink    Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kal,

Good question. I went back to find it on Amazon where I'm almost certain I saw one but not seeing it now. Is this why you ask? Hard to come by?
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. They're impossible to find. The few that seem to exist cost more than a GFI breaker.

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PostLink    Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that answers that! Thanks!
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