I've been reading a lot lately and have been planning my control panel build that will utilize (1) 208-240v/4500w element, and 2 march type pumps.
Of everything I have read so far, the normal setup to use a dryer plug is a 30amp gfi protected circuit w/pid's/ssr's etc.
My situation is that I am renting a house and am designing my panel to be used in the basement.
In the main breaker box for the clothes dryer outlet, the existing dpdt breaker is listed as 220v/40amps non-gfi.
Finding 40 amp components is very difficult and expensive.
I would like to use a 30A Ground Fault Interrupt with Male Plug GFI Cord Cable
) and am wondering if I can use this without any problem. I have determined that total amperage draw would be no more than 25 amps if that at peak use.
I have thought of changing out the breaker for a gfi 30 amp but I don't want any issues to arise from the landlord...he lives across the street.
Thanks in advance for your input and suggestions...!
btw....i HATE renting!!!!!!