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Old 07-18-2014, 03:32 PM   #1
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14-50R wiring

I had my uncle who has been an electrician for 40 years install a 14-50R at my fathers house so that we can plug in when visiting. Although I trust his ability, I wasn't in town when he wired it and when I showed up all looked good but instead of a 50amp breaker, he has it wired to a 60amp breaker. Is this safe? Google isn't giving me the quick answer I was hoping for, or perhaps I just wasn't asking the right question. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:44 PM   #2
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He probably sized the breaker to the wire he ran to the outlet. No problems there except your power cord is only good for 50A. It shouldn't cause a problem but you never know. Make sure he wired it with both a ground AND a neutral and not just as a welder plug. That would be my concern.
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:10 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I broke out the multimeter before plugging up and all tested correctly. I assume if a welder plug was used it wouldn't test out correctly? Running for a day on it so far so good.
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:11 PM   #4
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And by tested correctly I mean according to this:

http://www.rvpowerprotection.com/Lin...%20Service.pdf
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:27 PM   #5
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You got it. Sounds like all is well. Enjoy running up the folks electric bill. GRIN
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:35 PM   #6
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Enjoy it! Proper set up is very important a welders plug would fry lots of stuff.
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