Originally Posted by kirkosaurus
Ouch! Those extension cords are expensive! I would just get the appropriate length of cord needed and both male and female connectors from Home Depot and make your own extension cord. I plan on doing this for my 220v welder.
You're right, they are. I did exactly what you suggested above with a hefty orange extension cord to power the blower on my pipe organ project. The blower has a 220V 2-hp, 3-phase motor on it, so I put a dryer plug on one end, ran the cord thru the floor of the laundry room and about 50 ft over to where I had installed the blower. Then I attached it to a cut-off box, then to a Phase Converter, then to the blower. When I wanted to practice the organ, I would unplug the dryer and plug in the blower.
Although the blower is 220V, it doesn't draw a lot of amps, so I was comfortable with this. Interestingly, I was practicing the organ down in the basement one evening and realized that it was losing wind. I realized that my wife had stepped from the kitchen into the laundry room and unplugged the blower to signal that it was time to eat.
I don't know that I'd want her to do that during the boil?!?
I guess I'll just do the first AG BIAB with propane and wait on the electricity until we get into the new place.