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I am not a DIY person and opted to go this route as the first words out of the electricians mouth was at least 300 in parts as the whole panel needed replacing. With this I just plug into dryer and dryer into that. When I leave this place or sell the unit if I upgrade to a flipbox, I just unplug.
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Last edited by Playtowin; 01-24-2012 at 08:34 AM.
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Last edited by Playtowin; 01-24-2012 at 08:45 AM.
I've been looking for something just like this. Thanks. WW
Pretty cool, but at over $200 bucks Ill do something different.
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Here is a problem with this unit. a dryer uses about 25 amps. most of the time the circuit for a dryer is 30-40 amps. That will leave you 5-15 amps for lights. thats 1-3 1000watt lights. I would use a MLC 4X instead.
Unit does not allow you to run dryer while lights are on. I'm sure someone could make one cheaper but for the convenience, portability and peace of mind.
Whats the fascination with the dryer?
Just that my breaker box is full, and with this I plug into the dryer outlet and the dryer into this and I can put all my lights on the existing 30amp breaker @ 240V and my dryer when lights are off. Right now if I fart it throws a breaker. So for $260 all my problems are solved, saving money on the 240 vs 120 and all my lights are on a FAT copper wire...maybe 6 gauge. The best part is I unplug it and take with me when I leave.
~my dryer outlet is 5 feet from my ballast.
You live right around the corner I can take a look at it and find you a better solution. 240v is NOT cheaper you are charged for your watts the voltage and amps dont mean anything.
How many and what watt lights are you running?