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Old 05-03-2011, 05:59 PM   #16
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no. on the heater there will be only 3 wires: they could be just about any color but one should be green. That will go to the ground terminal in the plug usually a green screw). The other 2 wires will go to the hot wire terminals (usually brass colored screws) There will be nothing on the neutral connection (usually a silver colored screw)

what mpoulton was meaning to say is you will not connect anything to the neutral connection of the plug. The neutral wire would be a white wire. In your situation, you aren't going to actually have any white wires to use as a neutral although one of the wires in your cord on the heater might be white, it still isn't a neutral wire if your heater is a straight 240 volt appliance.

Ok..........thanks for explaining that a little clearer, thanks!


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I'm curious...are you indending to have this heater permanently installed? I would think it would be cheaper to wire it in directly than pay for the gas to keep the generator running.
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No.......just want to use it during the winter months in the garage. Need the generator as well for when are electricity goes out during a storm, which is quite frequent around here. So are basement doesn't get flooded. Need it for the sump pump. Plan on moving in the near future that's why I don't want to run 220 out to the garage. Thanks for the help.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:11 PM   #19
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Are you using a gas generator to power a heater? It would be more efficient to use propane and just use a propane heater. That way your not converting heat to movement, then to electricity, and then back to heat again. Just a thought...

As far as the wiring, you could probably change the plug provided that the wattage/voltage matches.


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