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Old 01-11-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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Default Cord to elements, 3 or 4 wire?

If I have one of the following:
  1. 3 wire dryer cord from my dryer outlet to GFCI spa panel and 4 wire cord from spa panel to controller box
  2. 30A GFCI breaker in my main panel with 4 wire line running to an outlet to which I plug in my controller box with a 4 wire cord
Do I need 3 wire cords or 4 wire cords to go from my controller to an element in order to properly ground everything (including my BK)?


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Old 01-11-2012, 05:57 PM   #2
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You only need three wires to your kettle. the two hot lines and the ground. the neutral line does not connect to the kettle.


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Old 01-11-2012, 06:05 PM   #3
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Agreed

And here is a post. With a nice schematic

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/sim...d-pros-276477/
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Thanks, guys!
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