Fuse Box Or Extension Cords?

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Farm Hand
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I have a garage with just the shell of a fuse box put up, but I now need some electricity, not a lot, in there. Should I finish the fuse box or just run an extension cord from the house with a 3 way plug-in?
 

Emergency Cake

Farm Hand
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If you really just need power sporadically, I'd go with the extension cord. Anything more than that and I'd probably finish out the fuse box.
 

BIGRED

Farm Hand
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Fuse box for sure! It is a lot more safe. Extension cords for the long haul could be dangerous. If you are putting in a fuse box then you must already have electric to the garage.
 

Gordyg

Farm Hand
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For safety reasons, I would finish the fuse box. Using an extension cord from the main house out isn't really all that safe. Besides you could blow a fuse in the house from overloading.
 

Locksmith

Farm Hand
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If you put circuits in the box, you can always just put in what you need. You don't have to fill it up. If one 10 amp circuit can service 5 regular outlets (which it does) and that's all you need, just put that in. You wouldn't even need a breaker bar that shuts the whole thing down.

But it sounds like you might want to read up on this. Electricity isn't a guessing game.
 
 
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