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Old 03-07-2013, 08:11 AM   #1
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Electrical Question

So the guys who built my cabin, shell only, put the AC "cut out" on the wrong side of the cabin. Not a big deal since it's just a couple of 2 x 4s that are framed for the window ac unit. The problem is that the nearest plug is about 6 - 8 feet away. That plug is wired to a 20 amp breaker. Since I don't know much about electricity, thought I would ask the question here. The AC will draw about 10 amps. It's 10000 btu. My question is, is there any issue with getting a heavy duty extension cord and running it to the ac? I was thinking that the it might jump the breaker if I add in extension cord. My other solution is to run another line just for the AC but then I will need to probably call an electrician. More $$$.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:58 PM   #2
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six to eight feet of cord will not jump your amp draw enough to worry about by code pig tails should not be over 6 ft in long so if you are at the 6 ft range you are ok
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I would try to get 12 ga flex extension cord mat'l only as long as needed, put heavy plug and recept ends on-20 amp if you can find them, 15 amp OK though.
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