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Old 07-23-2012, 08:16 PM   #16
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The most legal way to do this is GFI the power source for the controller and use store bought extension cords.
Wiring a GFCI to a plug isn't legal?
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So you want me to buy 12 of them?
Yet you have no problem building 12 GFI cords????
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Yet you have no problem building 12 GFI cords????
Nope. Like mentioned above, this is a permanent solution. Using 12 converters is not a permanent solution.
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Wiring a GFCI to a plug isn't legal?
Making your own extension cord isn't exactly legal.
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Nope. Like mentioned above, this is a permanent solution. Using 12 converters is not a permanent solution.
How is making you own cords permanent??
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Yet you have no problem building 12 GFI cords????
Haha. Bazinga!

Dude, best of luck. The gfi plug seems to be the most efficient way.
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How is making you own cords permanent??
Waterproof boxes, GFCIs and PVC conduit is more permanent than just a converter.

But apparently no one understands my project.
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I understand it, but its not legal.
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I understand it, but its not legal.
In California, or anywhere? Because I've seen it done before.
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Anywhere...just because you've seen it done, doesn't make it legal.
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Anywhere...just because you've seen it done, doesn't make it legal.
I know, it just surprises me one of the guys I saw do it would do something illegal.
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If possible ask one of "those guys" how they made it. Then follow up with a code inspector to see if its allowed.
Its possible were all thinking separate things here, but im willing to bet what u discribe is not legal.
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Here is my question, why do you feel GFCI protection is required to begin with?
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In California, or anywhere? Because I've seen it done before.
Go for it. What you describe sounds great.















That's what you want to hear, right?
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I know, it just surprises me one of the guys I saw do it would do something illegal.
Yeah, because that never happens when someone is uneducated in the electrical field.
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