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Old 02-12-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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I am currently gathering parts for an E-BIAB rig and I have a few questions for the electricians in here.
I will be running a 4500watt element in a 44qt Bayou Classic pot in my kitchen.
My breaker bow is literally 6ft. away from my range, which is the ideal place to brew beer.
My range is currently on a 40amp breaker.

What I want to do is put a 40amp GFI breaker in the box.
Where my range plugs into the 4 prong outlet I want to put a junction box with a 4 prong outlet for my range and from there run an extra couple feet of wire to a 30amp twist lock outlet on the wall next to the range.
I don't plan on running the range during a boil because I will be able to do everything in one kettle at on time.

I don't have any room left in my breaker box, btw, so that isn't an option.

Is this feasible?

 
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:27 PM   #2
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feasible yes... to code no. Code would allow you to plug in your brew pot in place of the stove but the stove has to have a dedicated line (no other branches). As for the GFCI, i am not positive if the stove will trip it, i know dryers will.

 
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:37 PM   #3
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feasible yes... to code no. Code would allow you to plug in your brew pot in place of the stove but the stove has to have a dedicated line (no other branches). As for the GFCI, i am not positive if the stove will trip it, i know dryers will.
I may set it up so I can slide the range out enough to pull the range plug and plug in the e-kettle.
I'm still not sure if the range will trigger the GFCI.

 
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