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Old 01-16-2012, 09:41 AM   #1
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Running Extension Cords From Portable Generator


I have a 5000 Watt portable generator that I am using. I don't want to go to the expense of adding a transfer switch (I will someday), so in the interim I am using a special extension cable rated for the generator I own. Problem is every time I use the generator I have to leave the door to the house partially open to run the cord thru. I had an idea that I would mount a 30 AMP power cord inlet box on the outside of the house and connect it to a similar box on the inside of the house that could be connected to whatever indoor extention cord arrangement I needed. Will that work? If so, what type of outside and inside wall connections would be required?

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You need a 20 amp inlet not a 30.
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...0874_200220874
On the inside I would put a twist lock 20 amp outlet and plug in a power distributer.


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Thank you for the information!
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