Mix ghost pearl into clear, or use midcoat?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:59 pm
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JustinNC wrote:Found some adapter plugs that will do the trick. I also realized I can pretty easily swap out the end of the extension cord that goes into the outlet with one that fits a dryer plug. So this should be resolved in short order.


Your dryer 240V outlet is probably a 30A/DP (double pole) circuit. Just make sure that your extension cord is 10 ga or larger (wire size, not numerically). You should be fine as long as the extension cord length doesn't get out of hand.

Also, BTW, I use intercoat for all of my candies, pearls & flakes. Then dump on the clear, sand and re-shoot with a slightly over reduced clear.


The dryer outlet is indeed a 30 amp dp. Extension cord is marked as 12 guage and is 15 feet long, so I should be okay? Thanks for the information!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:13 pm
JustinNC wrote:...The dryer outlet is indeed a 30 amp dp. Extension cord is marked as 12 guage and is 15 feet long, so I should be okay? Thanks for the information!


The breaker, 30 amp in this case is protecting the wires past it. So theoretically the wire gauge of your extension cord should be 10 gauge. It shouldn't cost that much and you can screw together your own quite easily.

So you can use a 12 gauge extension cord, but I wouldn't. People only really complain when stuff goes wrong!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:36 am
I will definitely use 10 guage then. This is an old house and I'm not too sure how good the wiring is, and I definitely don't want to be overloading circuits or anything. Thanks again!
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