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Old 04-08-2014, 11:29 AM   #1
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Default 30a gfci inline cord? Help please.

I can't find one at a reasonable price. Anyone have a clue where I can find one? 3 prong need. Running from the controller below to 3 prong dryer outlet.

http://www.highgravitybrew.com/produ...trol-p3073.htm

Like an idiot I already ordered the controller. I found the cord below, but didn't notice the locking mechanisms. Is it still usable??

https://store.cableorganizer.com/p-2...-awg-3-ft.aspx


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Old 04-08-2014, 11:38 AM   #2
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You should be able to use that. I've got a 3-prong dryer outlet as well, and I use connections like the one on the GFCI you posted on everything else.

If it comes down to it, you could cut off one of those connectors and put a 3-prong dryer plug on it instead.

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Old 04-08-2014, 11:40 AM   #3
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Right on! I don't know this stuff from my elbow, and SWMBO would appreciate me not burning the house down (or spending more money on an unneeded $100+ item).


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Old 04-08-2014, 04:05 PM   #4
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I don't think it will. Looks like it is a twist lock. My dryer outlet is a standard 220/30a outlet.

http://www.trci.net/products/shock-s...anical-locking


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I'd contact HighGravityBrew to get the right setup/connection. These things are not shipped from shelf stock anyway.

The 3-prong feed connector cannot be used with GFCI from their description. 4-wire is needed for that, it has a separate ground.

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The outlet is three prong, hence this inline. Does that change your perspective or am I acting a-fool?


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I don't think a GFCI is going to work with the 3-line power cord. You should probably look at the 3-in, 4-out spa panel GFCI solution, and plug that into your dryer outlet, and get the 4-wire cord from High Gravity.

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Yea, trying to avoid a panel install is the thing. Am I just off track and this isn't feasible?


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The spa panel jeff is talking about doesn't have to be a permanent install. It can have a short cord with a plug that plugs into the dryer receptacle when you need it. It takes a 3-wire 240vac input and converts it to 4-wire 240vac output with gfci protection. It isn't as ideal but it gets the job done and increases safety. At least that is what the experts tell me.

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I have an inline but I'm also running on 110 not 240v.

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