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Old 01-03-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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Default Is there any harm in using a long cord for elec. boil kettle? >20ft?

My dryer outlet is in a small, narrow space in the back of my basement, is there any harm in running a really long cord to the front of basement where there's a window?

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Old 01-03-2012, 08:58 PM   #2
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Just properly size the cord. I think this table helps.

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Old 01-03-2012, 09:06 PM   #3
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As long as the wire guage is correct, no. No problems.

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Thanks for the quick replies, I plan on over buiding everything, but that was the first hurdle.

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Old 01-03-2012, 09:19 PM   #5
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I use 50 feet of 10 Gauge and draw about 23 amps at full power - no problems so far. The cord gets just warm enough to be perceptible, but nowhere near hot.

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