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Old 10-23-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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Need ideas to power Christmas lights


Ok the wife is getting tired of running 6 extension cords out various windows in December to power my lights.
So I am looking for ideas for temporary power cord(s) about 75 feet long.
Now I will prob. call someone to do this but would like to have some idea before I do that.
This year I will prob. pull about 40 amps max at any given time but that will prob. increase in the coming years.
I have a pushmatic box in the house with a 150 amp main and empty slots.
My travel trailer has a 110 volt 30 amp plug so I thought about putting in a couple of single 30 amp breakers and a couple of 30 amp travel trailer sockets on the outside of the house then making up some extension cords with some duplex plugs on the end.
Or I was wonder if I could put in a 40 or 50 amp 220 breaker with a socket outside then run the cord out to the display and split it into two 110 circuits.
Any ideas, thoughts
Jerry

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Old 10-23-2012, 07:07 PM   #2
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Ok the wife is getting tired of running 6 extension cords out various windows in December to power my lights.
So I am looking for ideas for temporary power cord(s) about 75 feet long.
Now I will prob. call someone to do this but would like to have some idea before I do that.
This year I will prob. pull about 40 amps max at any given time but that will prob. increase in the coming years.
I have a pushmatic box in the house with a 150 amp main and empty slots.
My travel trailer has a 110 volt 30 amp plug so I thought about putting in a couple of single 30 amp breakers and a couple of 30 amp travel trailer sockets on the outside of the house then making up some extension cords with some duplex plugs on the end.
Or I was wonder if I could put in a 40 or 50 amp 220 breaker with a socket outside then run the cord out to the display and split it into two 110 circuits.
Any ideas, thoughts
Jerry
I would invest in dedicated receptacles where you need them... If it is easier to install a weather proof panel outside and branch off of that, that would be the best solution for future requirements.

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Thanks for the reply stickboy1375 If I understand you right the only problem is that this is located in the middle of my front yard so "dedicated receptacles" where I need them may be a problem, Like I said if I understand what you meant if not I apologize.
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build a statue of some kind in the yard, put an out door box on it, recessed in it. and put some dedicated recepticals in the yard.
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