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Old 12-15-2010, 06:56 PM   #11
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You need 10 gauge SO cable for that - It's not more then $1.00 a foot if you look around for it.

(Assuming your dryer is 30 amp 240v) If I were you I would build your control box (Housing the PWM) with a 25 foot 10/3 whip and the appropriate 30 amp connector on the other end.
would this work?

http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Cable-...442794&sr=1-15
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:18 PM   #12
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What does the primary pressure gauge on the tank tell us? That's right, the temperature. Put it on a scale if you want to know how much is in it...
Put some duct tape over the gauge - Or better yet - Replace the high pressure gauge with a plug - High pressure gauges are useless!
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cool... so then i would have to wire that to a plug (like a dryer plug)?
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cool... so then i would have to wire that to a plug (like a dryer plug)?
Yep.

Which of these looks like your dryer outlet?

I'm going to guess NEMA 10-30

If that's the case, you need to get a Male cable end and a female cable end and attach them to your cable. It's really easy with a screw driver and a T-stripper...

You can find both at your favorite home store
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Yep.

Which of these looks like your dryer outlet?

I'm going to guess NEMA 10-30

If that's the case, you need to get a Male cable end and a female cable end and attach them to your cable. It's really easy with a screw driver and a T-stripper...

You can find both at your favorite home store
yeah i'm pretty sure thats it, i'll double check when i get home from work. if so, i would use this plug with the male/female ends to attach?

http://www.stayonline.com/detail.aspx?ID=4745
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yeah i'm pretty sure thats it, i'll double check when i get home from work. if so, i would use this plug with the male/female ends to attach?

http://www.stayonline.com/detail.aspx?ID=4745
Yea. That's the male. That's too much money though. Lowes/Home Depot have cheaper versions. I think the male is around $8.00 and you can get a female wall mount receptacle and some cable grips for the other end. Should be around $10.00. Female NEMA 10-30 cable ends are hard to come by and not cheap...
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Yea. That's the male. That's too much money though. Lowes/Home Depot have cheaper versions. I think the male is around $8.00 and you can get a female wall mount receptacle and some cable grips for the other end. Should be around $10.00. Female NEMA 10-30 cable ends are hard to come by and not cheap...
why would i need another receptacle? wouldnt i be wiring the plug to the 25 ft ext cable, then just plugging it into the wall outlet?
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why would i need another receptacle? wouldnt i be wiring the plug to the 25 ft ext cable, then just plugging it into the wall outlet?
Yep, you're right
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Yea. That's the male. That's too much money though. Lowes/Home Depot have cheaper versions. I think the male is around $8.00 and you can get a female wall mount receptacle and some cable grips for the other end. Should be around $10.00. Female NEMA 10-30 cable ends are hard to come by and not cheap...
some quick searching turned this us for $15... not seeing anything cheaper from hp/lowes yet
http://www.steadypower.com/catalog/p...=1535&tb=specs
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some quick searching turned this us for $15... not seeing anything cheaper from hp/lowes yet
http://www.steadypower.com/catalog/p...=1535&tb=specs
That's a NEMA twist lock. Not what you're looking for. You want a straight blade plug.

I can't find them online, but I guarantee you they are in the store. And they're not too expensive.
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