Originally Posted by BrewMoreBeers
at these prices one might as well bite the bullet and install a GFI breaker. I just added a 60 amp GFI breaker to my box. the breaker was $99 online. I needed to make space, so i also had to buy 2 double switch breakers so that i could consolidate some space. those ran me an additional $12 each.
But I also brew about 10 feet away from my breaker box so the wiring from there is cheap and easy.
I think most folks are trying to make use of an existing 3-hole dryer outlet. You can drop A GFCI breaker in your panel to drive the wiring that runs to that receptacle, but this leaves you with no ground wire where you plug in. You just get GFCI protected hots and neutral.
I think the GFCI cords that these guys are talking about take 3-wire in from a dryer outlet and then pass on 4-wires on further. Basically, splitting the neutral into one line that is allowed to carry current and another line that is not allowed to carry current and can be used as a ground connection in the panel.
to the OP: if you can't find the cable, you can always build one by using a spa panel that basically sits in-line on a power cable. A GFCI spa panel can be found for like $50. Attach a short 3-wire cable and 3-prong plug to it to plug into the dryer outlet and then have another 4-wire cable coming out of it that feeds on to your brewery.
Depending on how long you wanted the overall cable to be, this will cost you around $75.