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Old 04-15-2015, 06:16 PM   #31
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i believe aluminum was mid 70's mobile homes...dont know of any houses Ive seen with it. I do see 14 ga in houses nowadays and thats a shame.
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:31 PM   #32
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My son installed a 30 amp outlet for when I park in his driveway. It's a win/win. My dog and I get to stay in our own "house" and I babysit so son and daughter-in-law can have some time out.
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:35 PM   #33
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If you expect to need the AC, maybe you could rent a 30A genny?
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:44 PM   #34
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i believe aluminum was mid 70's mobile homes...dont know of any houses Ive seen with it. I do see 14 ga in houses nowadays and thats a shame.
Had a house built in mid/late 60's that had all Al wiring. I ended up putting copper pigtails on every outlet to protect against cold flow. You can get a nice metal all weather 30A outlet at Home Depot for $25. Run some #10 wire to a 30A breaker in box and you have a professional solution.
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:55 PM   #35
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fans were here afore a/c , and turn off the 110v side of the water heater
enjoy the time together
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:04 PM   #36
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I had a 30 amp outlet installed in the garage. I already had the parts and an electrician wired it up $100. That's the safest easiest thing to do. Burning up a converter or ac compressor is going to cost more than that. Not to mention the safety hazards.
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:07 PM   #37
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did the OP ever state that his son owned the house? i agree thats best. some times you do the best job practical. pennsylvania in april? I dont see much problem either way.
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:28 PM   #38
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i believe aluminum was mid 70's mobile homes...dont know of any houses Ive seen with it. I do see 14 ga in houses nowadays and thats a shame.
I helped an electrician buddy of mine upgrade my father's house that was built in the 1960's. We found Al conductors were original. Needless to say, we replaced it with Cu.
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:42 PM   #39
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Running A/C may trip. I just plugged a vacuum in at the house we tripped. So we had the electrician install two 30amp outlets at two different locations in our driveway so I will have not problem when using A/C or vacuum, etc. at the same time
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:11 AM   #40
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Just another thought. New construction might have a 20 amp plug with the sideways slot, older homes less likely. Go to the main service pannel in the home. Usually on the inside not far from the outside meter. Oper the cover, each breaker will have a number, usually The MAINs will be above 100, then the AC, elect. dryer, elect stove, elect hot water heater and any other electric major appliance that is wired in. Next lowest is usually 20 amps. Note the lables of the rooms or uses next to the 20's. Find a room usually the kitchen, rec room or garage, which is most convient to using an extenion cord (which must be rated 20 amps or higher).. If there are few plugs being used and not too far from the MH use one of these.

Caution, no easy way to to get 30 or more amps out of a normal home. Using extention cords under rated, less than 30 amps will cause them the heat up, a cheap cord will get hot and pop the breaker or melt. Play it safe use the generator to cool things down, turn if off and open the windows.
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