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Old 05-18-2021, 03:59 PM
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I have a pond pump and I was all set to do something similar buuuut no AC on the side of the house. It’s like 85’ to the nearest outlet and that is in front of the house, 200’ to the one in the rear.

I was thinking about what it would take to make a solar rig

Panel, battery, inverter.....
Might be cheaper (and a lot easier) to hire an electrician and get an outlet where you need it. One can never have too many outlets.
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Might be cheaper (and a lot easier) to hire an electrician and get an outlet where you need it. One can never have too many outlets.
this is probably the best way to go
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I live in an old house, where the entire 2nd floor is a single circuit. Needless to say, I can't run 3 ACs on that.

Solution A: Rewire the whole house (= $$$).
Solution B: Drop an outdoor extension cord out of the window in the 3rd bedroom, and plug it in downstairs in the dining room (= $20).
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Lol. See!!
That’s what I am talking about lol

I have a zero ga cord, 100’ and 50’ 00 ha that I use to power things from the generator after hurricanes....

Maybe I just bury the long one lol!!
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Hmmm... especially in a wet climate (but anywhere, actually), I'd have a second thought, and probably a third, about burying a bare extension cord for long-term use. (I can also see some critter chewing through it.) It should be pretty easy work for an electrician to run conduit from an existing outlet to a new one. And, I think, a whole lot safer.
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Hmmm... especially in a wet climate (but anywhere, actually), I'd have a second thought, and probably a third, about burying a bare extension cord for long-term use. (I can also see some critter chewing through it.) It should be pretty easy work for an electrician to run conduit from an existing outlet to a new one. And, I think, a whole lot safer.
Yup, DC. Don't be silly. You're a good friend who told me, yeah, run a new electrical line up onto that new sleeping porch orchid space. Cheapest solution ain't always best. Duh.
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I was totally joking about biting and extension cord. Tha k you two for caring though

I am going to price out the electrical work bc it would be the only way lol

I am willing to be silly not willing to be dumb
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A 12v on-demand pump run off of a battery could be another option. You could plump it with a drop stick and check valve.
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Your neighbor's house is probably closer than yours... wait until they're not home, jump the fence and plug it into one of their outdoor outlets.
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