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Old 09-29-2013, 07:47 AM   #1
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Small 120 volt breaker alternative?

With freezing temperatures here I want to get 120 put in the Boler so we can use it in the winter to get away (electric heater). The beaker boxes are large, has anyone found a really small option, or any ways of doing this that I should look at?

Any and all ideas appreciated
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My UHaul came with just a standard double width electrical box. One one side is a GFCI outlet and on the other side is a simple thermal breaker like this one:
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:07 AM   #3
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I am not trying to be facetious but if you dont want to go whole hog then something as simple as this would get you by at little expense and installation for now. then you can decide what you want to do next summer. Just a thought.
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I am not trying to be facetious but if you dont want to go whole hog then something as simple as this would get you by at little expense and installation for now. then you can decide what you want to do next summer. Just a thought.
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I think your photo is of a GFCI protected cord. Here is another with a circuit breaker:

http://www.lowes.com/pd_145271-33536-C664502001_0__
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Yep you are right Tom. I was looking at another one but saw it was an import and it had a CB in it but snagged another picture instead during my surfing. Good Catch and still shows that you can get away for less then $15 bucks or so and do the job. Would work great for that electric free standing heater, toaster or whatever without any major mods.

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You can get a simple box that will hold a single or 2 breakers for under $20.00,way under I think?
Then just stick a few breakers it there and call it a day.
It does not need to be a big breaker panel but just a small disconnect sized box will work fine.

GE PowerMark Gold 40 Amp 2-Space 4-Circuit Indoor Main Lug Load Center-TL240SCUP at The Home Depot

Just one example.
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.......Would work great for that electric free standing heater, toaster or whatever without any major mods.

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Yep, you are right.
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