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Hey Em(I) - ?Can I?


DO THIS ???

I'm wanting to just knock a hole in the back wall and make an extension cord out of romex with a heavy duty plug at the shop end and an outdoor 4 plug receptacle in the BBQ Shack.  SEE PIC
 
As far as power and breakers go, there are two 30amp breakers in the house panel serving the box in the shop SEE PIC
 
Then on the other 2 walls are 2 plug receptacles.  One has a radio and shop fan plugged into it pretty much all the time and ?IF? I'm chillin and grillin they are running usually.SEE PIC
 
I am also attaching a PIC of the Pellet Grill elec requirements.

Last but not least, OCCASIONALLY I will probably have this connected to the 4 outlet receptacle in the BBQ shed at the same time as the LED 4' shop light and the Pellet Grill are running.  If I need to gather any more info please let me know, OK?


http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/butterball-oil-free-electric-turkey-fryer-by-masterbuilt?repChildCatid=733104



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This will work ok.  The only possible wrinkle would be when the fryer and the grill are working at the same time, might overload things depending on the amps draw of the combined appliances.  Check each one for full load amps, add them together, and if they are less than the circuit breaker, they will work.



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Thanks, I'll check the Fryer at Academy - - - couldn't find the requirements online but the Grill needs 5amps according to the instructions. TWO MORE THINGS, would a power strip be better than a 4 receptacle outdoor box??????? ANNNNDDDD is 12-3 romex OK for the supply cord??????



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Saturday 30th of January 2016 07:00:35 PM

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Nudder Question - - would this be good for the female end of the cord coming from the shop?
www.homedepot.com/p/Tower-Manufacturing-Corporation-4-Outlet-Circuit-Breaker-Power-Box-C664502001-13/202510265

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Mello Yello wrote:

Nudder Question - - would this be good for the female end of the cord coming from the shop?
www.homedepot.com/p/Tower-Manufacturing-Corporation-4-Outlet-Circuit-Breaker-Power-Box-C664502001-13/202510265


 Nope, not heavy enough.  You should have a 12 ga. cord or wire running out there.

          Mello Yello wrote:


Thanks, I'll check the Fryer at Academy - - - couldn't find the requirements online but the Grill needs 5amps according to the instructions. TWO MORE THINGS, would a power strip be better than a 4 receptacle outdoor box??????? ANNNNDDDD is 12-3 romex OK for the supply cord??????



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Saturday 30th of January 2016 07:00:35 PM

I would use a made up setup, myself.  Get a weatherproof 4 inch deep box and weather proof cover for it for four outlets, a couple of duplex outlets (personally, I'd use at least one GFI), a cord relief or romex strain relief connector for the box and a few screw in blanks for the extra holes in the box, 1/2 inch holes is fine for the size wire you're using.  As you are gathering stuff, sort of assemble it as you go, without assembling it - know what I mean? - so you can see what it is going to look like.  If you use the extension cord idea, you'll have to cut the female end off; using the NM-B or UF-B, you will need to get a male plug to go on the other end.  Set your box in a good location, preferably as high under the eave as you can for rain protection if necessary, shape and staple or clip the wire up under the rafters, and do the same inside.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/2-Gang-Weatherproof-Box-with-Three-1-2-in-Outlets-5333-0/202056222   or similar, whatever your store has in stock. The covers should be stocked in the same location as the boxes.

 http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-25-ft-12-3-SJTW-Extension-Cord-with-Standard-Plug-747-123025H31/205377790

OR

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Southwire-25-ft-12-2-UF-B-W-G-Cable-Yellow-13055921/202316487

OR

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Southwire-Romex-SIMpull-25-ft-12-2-NM-B-Wire-Yellow-28828221/202316378

You can always pick the electrical department associate's brain if you think he might be able to help, too; we have a couple of retired electricians at HD here in town who are pretty sharp, and willing to help out, and they should know what they stock if different than what I've suggested..

 

        

 

 


-- Edited by Mello Yello on Saturday 30th of January 2016 07:00:35 PM

 



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Mello Yello wrote:

Nudder Question - - would this be good for the female end of the cord coming from the shop?
www.homedepot.com/p/Tower-Manufacturing-Corporation-4-Outlet-Circuit-Breaker-Power-Box-C664502001-13/202510265


 Nope, not heavy enough.  You should have a 12 ga. cord or wire running out there.

          Mello Yello wrote:


Thanks, I'll check the Fryer at Academy - - - couldn't find the requirements online but the Grill needs 5amps according to the instructions. TWO MORE THINGS, would a power strip be better than a 4 receptacle outdoor box??????? ANNNNDDDD is 12-3 romex OK for the supply cord??????



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Saturday 30th of January 2016 07:00:35 PM

I would use a made up setup, myself.  Get a weatherproof 4 inch deep box and weather proof cover for it for four outlets, a couple of duplex outlets (personally, I'd use at least one GFI), a cord relief or romex strain relief connector for the box and a few screw in blanks for the extra holes in the box, 1/2 inch holes is fine for the size wire you're using.  As you are gathering stuff, sort of assemble it as you go, without assembling it - know what I mean? - so you can see what it is going to look like.  If you use the extension cord idea, you'll have to cut the female end off; using the NM-B or UF-B, you will need to get a male plug to go on the other end.  Set your box in a good location, preferably as high under the eave as you can for rain protection if necessary, shape and staple or clip the wire up under the rafters, and do the same inside.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/2-Gang-Weatherproof-Box-with-Three-1-2-in-Outlets-5333-0/202056222   or similar, whatever your store has in stock. The covers should be stocked in the same location as the boxes.

 http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-25-ft-12-3-SJTW-Extension-Cord-with-Standard-Plug-747-123025H31/205377790

OR

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Southwire-25-ft-12-2-UF-B-W-G-Cable-Yellow-13055921/202316487

OR

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Southwire-Romex-SIMpull-25-ft-12-2-NM-B-Wire-Yellow-28828221/202316378

You can always pick the electrical department associate's brain if you think he might be able to help, too; we have a couple of retired electricians at HD here in town who are pretty sharp, and willing to help out, and they should know what they stock if different than what I've suggested.  Of course, if the run is over the 25 foot (actually, 23 feet, allowing for make up) you will need to get a longer piece of wire, perhaps a fifty foot coil, or buy it by the foot from their rack.

 

        

 

 

 



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Thanks, I think? I have enuff 12/3 left over from the initial job to do this project. Now, it's off the the store to spend some money.

'preciate it,
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Here's an update on the Q Shed - - - - hardest part was getting the "old hands" to work enuff to hook up the two double receptacles and then pushed back into the outlet box.  But she's done now and my first cook on the Pellet Pooper is before daylight in the morning.  Gonna do some Lo and Slo St. Louis Style Dead Pig Ribs.  If they turn out decent that a Brisket will be the next victum.



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Picked up another TOY at Academy the other day while they were on sale for $79.95.  This is a Butterball Oil Less Electric Turkey Fryer (Roaster) and most locations are getting up to $149.95 for them.  Can't wait to Inject a Gobbler with Tony's Creole Injectable Marinade but it may not happen until someone's birthday or something.  Too much for just the 2 of us to consume.



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Looks good, and it'll do the job; can't ask for more than that.

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The only thing I may still do is change those 30 amp breakers to 20 amp in the house panel (first pic first post). My friend said they may be too large and possibly cause a fire in the shop. Not sure whether I'll change them or not. ?any ideas?



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Sunday 7th of February 2016 07:27:16 PM

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