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How do you do it? 31 Mar 2020 00:16 #20796

Ok guys, I would like to know how you do it. Some of my buddy's use alligator clips on home panels, some carry a bunch of 30amp breakers and I've heard of the use of an inline breaker with alligator clips... when you grab 220 off a home panel that's not set up for it - What do you do?

How do you do it? 03 Apr 2020 11:41 #20797

We personally don't use alligator clips because we think they're sketchy. So we just make our own pigtail with a breaker on it to plug into the panel. And also we'd recommend to find an electrician friend that will save you old 30 AMP breakers for the different style panels you'll encounter.

PS which BM did you end up purchasing? We have two 10" Bona belts and are curious what you decided on!
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How do you do it? 03 Apr 2020 12:49 #20798

I'm set up with alligator clips, inline 30 amp breaker (Woodhead) to a Bona power station and out to my machines. I do have several friends that are electricians so I think I'll have them start collecting 30amp breakers for me. Thanks for the recommendation.

I got a stellar deal on the 8" HD, Power drive and power station. I would have gone with the 10" if it was an option but I would rather take a little longer in big rooms than not have the versatility of the smaller machine in tight quarters.

How do you do it? 13 Apr 2020 19:56 #20812

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David Potter,

Are you running two wire on that pigtail?

How many styles or manufacturers breakers do you carry?

I couldn't do that out here, Too many styles.

Easier to carry two sets of pigtails with alligator clips - both medium
and longer, small clips for more difficult boxes.

And an inline box with either a 30 amp breaker or two 30 amp, fast blow cartridge fuses.

Also, what so you do in older homes where the main panel has only cartridge fuses?

How do you do it? 13 Apr 2020 20:28 #20813

Hi, yes, in this particular photo it is a two wire. but we also have a three wire and a four wire. we probably have about five different breakers in our van right now. and as far as cartridge fuses, the only time we've ever ran into one they've already had a dryer plug so we'd just use that opposed to the panel.
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