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Is There a safe way to run a space heater from an extension coard

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm in a situation where i need to run a space heater in a space that is a little ways away from the nearest outlet i need to run a extension coard but i heard that can cause it to overheat and the last thing i need is my house burning down is there a safe way i can run a space heater with a extension coard


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1 minute ago, Rambo3456 said:

I'm in a situation where i need to run a space heater in a space that is a little ways away from the nearest outlet i need to run a extension coard but i heard that can cause it to overheat and the last thing i need is my house burning down is there a safe way i can run a space heater with a extension coard

Be sure to get an appropriately sized cord (AWG) for the length of the run and wattage of the device your running. 

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just make sure you get one thats apropriate for the job, ones for tools or whatever with thicker cords and larger wire diameters basically


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I think you might be looking at 16AWG extensions, but I would check the gauge on the heater's cable if indicated.


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also more important with heaters pay attention to the amperage and btus of the heater i am thinking the bigger the cord the better if you touch the cord after a few minutes and its warm (warmer than ambient) then its too small


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38 minutes ago, Rambo3456 said:

I'm in a situation where i need to run a space heater in a space that is a little ways away from the nearest outlet i need to run a extension coard but i heard that can cause it to overheat and the last thing i need is my house burning down is there a safe way i can run a space heater with a extension coard

What Space Heater? What's the specs? Input Voltage/Amps? BTU rating, etc?

 

Once we know how much power the heater draws, we can recommend an extension cord with the correct gauge (thickness).


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5 hours ago, dalekphalm said:

What Space Heater? What's the specs? Input Voltage/Amps? BTU rating, etc?

 

Once we know how much power the heater draws, we can recommend an extension cord with the correct gauge (thickness).

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5 minutes ago, Rambo3456 said:

Something like this would be more than enough, pretty heavy gauge and shouldn't ever run into issues. Just note that it is a 1500W heater so it will take up almost the whole 15 amp ciruit breaker so don't have other stuff also running on the same circuit. 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0061306C2/ref=twister_B0762LYG3T?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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3 minutes ago, W-L said:

Something like this would be more than enough, pretty heavy gauge and shouldn't ever run into issues. Just note that it is a 1500W heater so it will take up almost the whole 15 amp ciruit breaker so don't have other stuff also running on the same circuit. 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0061306C2/ref=twister_B0762LYG3T?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

thank you so much this really helps alot

 


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