Hardwired furnace to plug


Old 10-02-12, 07:38 AM
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My gas steam furnace is hardwired on a circuit with many other lines. I was thinking of running a dedicated circuit for the furnace and changing the hardwired to a plug. In case of power failure I could unplug the furnace and plug it into an extension cord from a generator. Is this up to code in New York? I don't want to go with a transfer switch at this time, I may upgrade the service next year..thanks!
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Old 10-02-12, 07:52 AM
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A furnace is not one of the appliances that meets the criteria to be connected by a flex cord. You can however install a single circuit transfer panel at the furnace. It will have an inlet for the cord from the generator.

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