No Answer to Tying into Breaker
Posted 02 December 2009 - 08:46 PM
You weren't snubbed on your question. It's a no-no topic here because of the very real danger the topic leads directly to. I got into big trouble when I first started posting here because I tried to answer a similar question and almost got myself kicked off the forums. We just can't address it. Sorry.
A qualified electrician is the best advice anyone can give you, here.
Posted 03 December 2009 - 01:54 AM
Posted 03 December 2009 - 12:23 PM
Posted 03 December 2009 - 05:38 PM
Yes that can be done, but if you don't have someone very familiar with electrical work, you would be better off hiring an electrician to install/remove the circuit.
Let's think this through a little bit. I think Adrian stated that this is illegal in some areas, and I believe it is where I live in Los Angeles. And it's potentially friggin' dangerous.
So if you don't have a proper electrician doing legal work and something goes wrong... you're the responsible party, legally and otherwise. Just do it the right way, and if you can't afford it, don't do it.
Posted 03 December 2009 - 05:40 PM
I forget who it was on here that phrased it lie that, but there you go.
Save yourself the trouble, rent a genny.
Posted 03 December 2009 - 08:05 PM
Posted 03 December 2009 - 08:44 PM
Here in Los Angeles, you can legally add a permanent 50 amp circuit and receptacle if there's a double breaker space available in the box.
That is a spiffy work around, the permit issue especially. Now the question would be how big a service is hooked up to the house and how much space there is in the box. Standard these days is 100 amps, I think. We lived in a place built in the '40's with a 30 amp fuse box, so obviously that wouldn't work!