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TLDR: you have an appliance that is polarized for safety. You are trying to plug it into an adapter that is not polarized (in or out). Get an adapter which is polarized. No, you cannot modify things like that. NEC 110.3(B). The polarized plug blade is supposed to be 5/16" (8mm) tall. Measure it. If it is taller than 5/16", then the plug is ...


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Electrically it would function, but NEC only allows receptacle attachment for single room AC units, and gives specific conditions. The intent of the wording expects a through-the-wall installation so it may be difficult meet the conditions: 440.63...(1) the manual controls on the room air conditioner are located within 6 ft. of the floor, or (2) an ...


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So your plan is to move either the condenser or evaporator of your split system? That will result in needing to redo part of the refrigeration lines which is far from a trivial task. Doing a bit of electrical to disconnect the old location and reconnect at the new one is much easier in comparison to redoing part of your refrigeration lines. With a bit of ...


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Without access to the inside wall, you have quite a challenge ahead. I've removed quite a few of these but from the inside, by pressing down with a screwdriver on the top "latch" while simultaneously pulling from the outside. In your situation, you have to compress the outer portion of the latch, ostensibly to get it below the hole in the wall, ...


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I would not change expensive inlets. I would not carve up expensive generator cords, unless they are already homebrew (field-assembled) and already have a replaceable socket. I would build or buy an adapter cable that has a plug that goes into the generator, and an inline socket that accepts your existing 4-wire cable. If you build it, you will need to ...


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Short Answer From the comments, I am pretty sure that this can't (maybe not can't but shouldn't) be done. Longer Answer Even if we did rewire the cord to the 3-prong plug, it wouldn't run the 240V appliances that we would be needing to run (in case of a power outage or something). I wish I had realized this before I asked this question making me look stupid....


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Is it safe to leave all light sets with their switches in the On position, and just use the mains switch on the wall to switch them all on/off at the same time? Yes, it's fine. That's exactly how light switches work and lights are built from day one to accept this usage pattern. This is true regardless whether the mechanism is a pull-switch, button, flip ...


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Yes it is possible. Be sure it is appropriate for the environment it is in. I would think it would much easier and cost less to wire it directly. You could mount the disconnect temporarily and leave enough wire on the feed so when you do the permanent install you have everything already there, just needing a bit of work.


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The extra wires are likely part of a battery management system. These wires are used to monitor the battery being charged. But without any sort of wiring diagram, you have no idea what these extra wires are monitoring. They could be for charge balancing between banks of cells, making sure that each bank is equally charged. They could be for temperature ...


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