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Old 10-31-2012, 08:35 PM   #16
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Here's the part you are not going to like...

You cannot hook up that timer setup legally. You cannot use SO cord as a permanent wiring method. You would have to hard wire that for it to be considered legal. If you do that, you are pushing the 6 disconnect rule with what is already installed. You would need to rework just about everything you have.

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Old 10-31-2012, 08:40 PM   #17
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How would you feel about wiring this assembly into your panel correctly using 4 #10 wires, and forgetting that plug and cord which is completely wrong?

Not that the plug is the only problem with this project, but it's the most glaring because it is 3 prong rather than 4.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:46 PM   #18
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Well even if it isn't up to code, it is only going to run for a hour til I plug them into the right outlets. So if you know how to fix it let me know, I understand the risk. thank you again K buz.
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Found this is this legal and will it work looks just like mine almost and plugs into dry outlet.
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If its not UL (or equivalent) listed and cord connected, it is not legal for use as permanent wiring.
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Well even if it isn't up to code, it is only going to run for a hour til I plug them into the right outlets. So if you know how to fix it let me know, I understand the risk. thank you again K buz.

So my question is, what are you hoping to end up with? What I'm trying to say is, what is the end goal here? What do you want/need to run for an hour until you plug them in somewhere else. I think it would help these pro's if they better understood what you were trying to accomplish.
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The "funny" part is that all he needed was a timer and a couple contactors. I see a minimum of $200 in parts for what he bought. I'll bet you could do it cheaper and legal.
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Found this is this legal and will it work looks just like mine almost and plugs into dry outlet.
No it is not legal. What you have is a sub panel. With both 240 and 120 loads. It must be supplied with 4 conductors, not 3.

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