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AC WORKS® Flood Restoration Series: Using a Dryer Outlet to Power Your Equipment

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Often times, we tend to not think about how useful some of the outlets in our homes are. No, I’m not talking about regular household outlets. I’m talking about the outlets currently being used by your dryer. These are particularly useful in the event of your house or apartment floods. You may be thinking: how so? What makes them so special?First off, dryer outlets are usually higher up on the wall than regular household outlets. This makes them less likely to be damaged by the water, leaving them fully functional. Another nice thing about them is that they supply a...

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AC WORKS® Flood Restoration Series: Using a Range Outlet for Your Equipment

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Flood restorations and bed bug treatments require a lot of electricity. It can be hard to get the juice you need, without tripping circuit breakers, from regular household outlets. But, there are other convenient outlets around the house or apartment you are working in. What other outlets can be used?Another type of outlet that can be used, which is overlooked sometimes, is the electric cooking range outlet. This outlet can provide up to 50 Amps, and with it’s two hot wires, 250 Volts. By using a power distributor, you can hook up several extension cords for all of your equipment,...

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AC WORKS® Flood Restoration Series: Using a Generator to Power Your Equipment

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In some occurrences, there may not be power available at a flood site. So how can you save your house or apartment when this happens? Simple, with a generator. This video will discuss the different ways you can power your heaters, air movers, and dehumidifiers with a portable generator. Like, comment, and subscribe to see more videos just like this one. Shoot us an email if there is a topic you would like to see us cover. Thank you for watching!AC Connectors strives to provide power solutions to its customers since its founding in 2015. From our headquarters (Oak Creek,...

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AC WORKS™ Wisdom: Differences Between 1430 and 1450

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In your home, there are two 4-prong outlets that often get confused because of how similar they look. These are NEMA 14-30R and NEMA 14-50R. The NEMA 14-30R outlet is used for a clothes dryer, while the NEMA 14-50R outlet is used for an electric cooking range. The 14-50 can also be found in use with 50 Amp RVs, high service generators, and nowadays EV charging. The only difference in appearance is that the neutral pin for NEMA 14-30R is “L” shaped, while the neutral pin for the NEMA 14-50R is “I” shaped like the other pins.As far as technical...

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AC WORKS™ Wisdom: Residential Connections

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SHOP RESIDENTIAL POWER SOLUTIONS  Whether you have been a homeowner for a long time or if you are a new homeowner, you might not have realized the different uses possible with the electrical outlets around your home. From a regular household outlet to the outlet you use for your clothes dryer or cooking range, there are many possibilities. Your regular 3 prong household outlets are typically 15 amps/ 125 volts, but it is also known as 110 and 120 volts. These outlets, as you may know, can do your typical “housework.” But, what if you get a new power tool,...

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