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220 v extension cord

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12-24-04, 02:31 AM   #1  
220 v extension cord

I am interested in building (or buying) a 220 v extension cord for running appliances (water heater, well pump, dryer) from a generator in emergencies. I am first trying to determine whether length is an issue, second why nobody seems to sell these, and third what guage wire I need if I make one.

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12-24-04, 04:32 AM   #2  
Answered in Welding and Metal Working.

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12-24-04, 09:55 PM   #3  
You should really pose this question to some one in the electrical section of this site. I am sure hooking up an emergency connection to a generator is on as simple as just hooking up an extension cord. You will also need a transfer switch. You don't want that generator plugged in to your household current when the power comes on without some kind of transfer switch.


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