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Re: 10KVA Hopes Put on Hold

Do you have an electric range in your house? or another large appliance with
a 50 or 60 amp breaker on it? Surely those appliances, if you have them are
not being used all the time. Why not do double duty, and when that circuit
is not being used for the appliance, simply plug the  TC in its place. All
you may need is a 50 amp male range plug, if indeed your mom's range uses
one.  Much cheaper, and more practical anyway,  as a result of the sharing
aspect.  Eventually, and as a testamet to coilers, many of them, and perhaps
all of them learn to "improvise" slightly.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
To: <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 10:30 PM
Subject: 10KVA Hopes Put on Hold

> Original poster: "Ryan Ries" <spud-at-wf-dot-net>
> Well, my 10KVA aspirations have come to a painful standstill because of
> the housewiring required to operate the pig.  Due to insurance reasons and
> city codes and whatnot, the wiring needed to be done by a certified
> electrician.  No problem, we have lots of connections, and some really
> close family friends are electricians.  And, we had already acquired the
> necessary parts, (fusebox, 2-pole 50A breaker, some excellent wire - all
> for free or close to free) or so we thought.  We planned on leading two
> wires directly from the lugs on the bottom of the master 200A breaker to
> house about a foot to the new secondary breaker box, which was equipped
> with one brand new 50A breaker.  That would have protected the new
> dedicated circuit with a 50A breaker and ultimately the 200A breaker.
> (Well, the 6ga. solid wire would melt before the 200A tripped, but
> anyway...)  We also planned on installing some 50A fuses in that fusebox
> in a control box.
> But regardless, my power company will only let you feed a secondary
> breaker box with a 'feedthrough' breaker in your primary breaker box --
> guess what?  My breaker box is plum full.  :(  So, the electrican with
> we consulted suggested that we get some 'piggyback' breakers.  Well that's
> no good, because those could be $50 a piece, and I need at least two. Blah
> - way too much money for me. (Remember - highschool student here. :-)  So,
> our plans are put on hold for now.
> Ryan Ries