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How to grade usage of power extension cables

US electrical rules are a bit of a mess at times. For permanent wiring, the NEC normally sets the rules. There things are quite clear for wire size: 15A circuit - 14 AWG or larger copper wire 20A ...
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How to grade usage of power extension cables

Words do not mean that much. Extension cords come with different gauges. The one used on the heater was probably 16 gauge wire. You want at least 14 gauge or even better 12 gauge wire for heaters. ...
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How to grade usage of power extension cables

Firstly, make sure the extension cord is not coiled up. This will make it behave like a coil and melt/catch fire under heavy load. Try sizing new cord so it must be fully unwrapped to reach. Now, the ...
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