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Old 12-07-2010, 09:39 AM   #1
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Outlet suggestions please

I have a 240v, 30a heater for my workshop. I don't want to wire it up permanently, so I put a clothes dryer plug on it, and I un-plug the dryer and plug in my heater whenever I need heat.

This is not the best solution. The plug on the dryer is not made to be repeatedly removed and inserted. It's hard to do, and it would be easy to touch the prongs while they are still in the socket. Do any of you have a suggestion for a different outlet/plug I could consider? One that's made to be plugged and unplugged on a regular basis. The dryer uses four prongs, but the heater only needs three (no 120v components in the heater).

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Old 12-07-2010, 10:42 AM   #2
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How about a 50 amp RV plug?

Kinda overkill on the amperage rating, but cheap, readily available and designed for repeated removal.

Oh, and by the way, I'm sure that this won't pass a code inspection and if there's a problem, since it's not UL listed for the application, your homeowners insurance may not cover you.

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