Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Electric Question

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-12-2010, 09:46 PM   #21
zGrubermeister
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Austin
Posts: 41
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pol View Post
Id feed the panel with a 4 wire... then run the three wire (HOT, HOT, GROUND) to the BK. This gives you the neutral for 120VAC items and a ground for grounding
I realize that would be ideal but the dryer plug in my apartment is a three prong. I've read places that the neutral on a Nema 10-30 is bound to a ground in the breaker box, if that is true then it should have a grounding affect if "grounded" to the BK, correct or no?
__________________
zGrubermeister is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-12-2010, 09:48 PM   #22
The Pol
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 11,616
Liked 53 Times on 50 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zGrubermeister View Post
I realize that would be ideal but the dryer plug in my apartment is a three prong. I've read places that the neutral on a Nema 10-30 is bound to a ground in the breaker box, if that is true then it should have a grounding affect if "grounded" to the BK, correct or no?
Well, I mean the ground and neutral are bonded in the main panel, but with this logic, no one would run a ground to any outlet?

I see what you are saying, it isnt an ideal situation.
__________________
The Pol is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-12-2010, 10:04 PM   #23
zGrubermeister
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Austin
Posts: 41
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I guess I could borrow a ground from a nearby 120v outlet using a modified plug.

__________________
zGrubermeister is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-12-2010, 10:11 PM   #24
The Pol
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 11,616
Liked 53 Times on 50 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zGrubermeister View Post
I guess I could borrow a ground from a nearby 120v outlet using a modified plug.
You could rewire your dryer with the now standard 4 prong plug, put in the new outlet and bam, there you have your 4 prong, 4 wire outlet?!
__________________
The Pol is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-12-2010, 10:20 PM   #25
zGrubermeister
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Austin
Posts: 41
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pol View Post
You could rewire your dryer with the now standard 4 prong plug, put in the new outlet and bam, there you have your 4 prong, 4 wire outlet?!
I've thought about that. I just really don't want to have to buy two more dryer cords (4 wire) and a 4 prong outlet which is why I am now skipping around the idea of just borrowing a ground from another outlet. Sorry, I guess I'm really just looking for reassurance that I won't get shocked as long as I wire everything up solidly.

Edit: I went ahead and bought two 4 wire dryer cords and a 4 prong outlet on the cheap. I was able to find those things for $26.69 shipped off a site called Mogiz.com which I've never heard of but it had good reviews on Google shopping.
__________________

Last edited by zGrubermeister; 02-13-2010 at 01:48 AM.
zGrubermeister is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric Question Ohio-Ed Electric Brewing 368 04-12-2014 03:25 PM
Another electric question stevehaun DIY Projects 4 02-14-2010 04:16 PM
Another Electric Question BradN DIY Projects 5 05-07-2009 01:45 AM
Another Electric HLT Question... Beer_Maker DIY Projects 4 03-22-2009 05:59 PM
another electric HLT question kcinpdx Equipment/Sanitation 3 01-29-2009 08:07 PM