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Old 06-17-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
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I've been trying to find a 30 amp cord with a GFCI built it...which would make installing everything 10x easier. I haven't been able to find one anywhere

Since I can't find one (other than a 35' one for $164), I'm considering changing out the breaker, which is a lot cheaper at around $80. How do I identify what breakers my power box has in it so I can make sure I get the right size?
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:02 PM   #2
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Usually the existing breakers have numbers and names on them. The actual panel should be labelled as well. Easy to cross reference on the net or go down to HD/Lowes and check stock.

btw - I have a 30 amp cord, but if I couldn't find one I would buy the oft mentioned pool spa breaker and add a 30 amp outlet, some 10 gauge SO cord & plug. For under $100 you should be able to build something.

 
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:12 PM   #3
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I like the spa breaker option, but I'm trying to conserve some money on this build. I've got everything already but the GFCI...if worse comes to worse, that's my last option.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:47 PM   #4
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I bought the spa panel because it was the cheapest I could find a 50a GFCI breaker. Just so happens the breaker inside was the right style breaker for my sub-panel. So I just pulled the breaker from the spa panel and wired in a new circuit to my sub-panel. Nice and clean! Just because it includes a spa panel box doesn't mean it's not the cheapest option available. The spa panel can be had at HomeDepot for ~$50

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:57 PM   #5
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I had the same Issue trying to find one, I realized after I found one that I wouldn't work for me anyways. :facepalm:

But If you are still looking for one I would pm snackson, he had one a couple of days ago that he was willing to sell.

 
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:55 AM   #6
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bbognerks, at my HD, one of the guys in the elec dept. is a retired master electrician. He showed me the Eaton spa panel with a 50A GFI in it. It was cheaper than the GFI breaker by itself.
jdlev you could jury-rig something samc was sayin'.

 
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:12 AM   #7
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The GFCI extension cord is made by a company called Friesen Electric.

Email [email protected] or [email protected] and they will put one up on ebay. Mine was $77 a year and a half ago. 17' long, 4 prong dryer outlet, 30A.

 
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:46 AM   #8
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Couple of options: Get this for $49.00
HomeDepot GE 50A spa panel

And wire it like one or the other of these images show:





 
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:03 PM   #9
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The GFCI extension cord is made by a company called Friesen Electric.

Email [email protected] or [email protected] and they will put one up on ebay. Mine was $77 a year and a half ago. 17' long, 4 prong dryer outlet, 30A.
When I was looking for one a week ago, I called them, they told me that they were out of stock, and did not know if they could get anymore.

 
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:11 PM   #10
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bbognerks, at my HD, one of the guys in the elec dept. is a retired master electrician. He showed me the Eaton spa panel with a 50A GFI in it. It was cheaper than the GFI breaker by itself.
Isn't that exactly what I said I did? Bought the panel, pulled the breaker and put it in my sub-panel in the garage.
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