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Thread: Need advice on wiring sump pump outlet for emergency generator / 220v split to(2)120v

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    DIY Member TSPORT's Avatar
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    I decided to heed the advise on the GFCI and revamped my project. Went with a 125V inlet receptacle in the garage for a regular extension cord to the generator when in use. The receptacle is hard wired to a GFCI outlet in the basement. Already had the 12/3 WG run so I just capped off the extra conductor. All tested and working properly.
    Thanks guys - TSPORT

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    Maybe you should just do what 95% of people would, and install your wiring without asking for permission, assuming YOU know what you are doing.

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    As a side note in some cases your home insurance company can come after you for work that is not inspected in the event something goes wrong.

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