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Old 06-15-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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I have this as my outlet:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_71247-334-38B-SP-L_4294722477__?productId=1098685&Ns=p_product_qty_ sales_dollar|1

I think I am going to need to buy a different outlet to plug my kettles into because I can't seem to find a plug that will fit it. I think I could use this if I had to but the wires are not marked as to which is ground and hot:
http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=148708-66906-UTD100306&langId=-1&storeId=10151&productId=1018181&catalogId=10051& cmRelshp=req&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1

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Old 06-15-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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I have this as my outlet:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_71247-334-38B-SP-L_4294722477__?productId=1098685&Ns=p_product_qty_ sales_dollar|1

I think I am going to need to buy a different outlet to plug my kettles into because I can't seem to find a plug that will fit it. I think I could use this if I had to but the wires are not marked as to which is ground and hot:
http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=148708-66906-UTD100306&langId=-1&storeId=10151&productId=1018181&catalogId=10051& cmRelshp=req&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1

Any suggestions?
Those links are giving me generic pages.
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http://www.lowes.com/pd_71247-334-38B-SP-L_4294722477__?productId=1098685&Ns=p_product_qty_ sales_dollar|1

http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=148708-66906-UTD100306&langId=-1&storeId=10151&productId=1018181&catalogId=10051& cmRelshp=req&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1

do these work?
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #4
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I don't know why I can't link the pages. Let me see if I can find them somewhere else

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receptacle:
http://www.cooperindustries.com/content/public/en/wiring_devices/products/receptacles/power_receptacles/_30a/power_receptacles_30a_125_250v_nema_10_30_3_pole_3 _wire_38b_125.html

I can't find a link to the cord that I linked.

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For the NEMA 10-30 receptacle you linked to, you should use the "L" shaped slot for ground.

You can test with multi-meter to see which wire on that cable is connected to the "L" pin on the plug. It's probably the center one, but use a meter to check.

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by the way, the links work fine if you cut and paste them.

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