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post #1 of 10 Old 01-12-2011, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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taking a chance plugging in

well do to recent problems with starting in this cold im plugging in my truck tonight. im taking a chance because i have to run the cord outside my apartment door arcoss a public sidewalk to get to my truck. as i live next to a bar i just hope someone doesnt trip on the cord sidewalks grey cord is yellow easy enough to see right so here goes nothing.
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Good luck haha you could always tie the cord around something on both ends. Tripping + Drunk people = AFV $1000 winner

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ya never thought of afv. not to worried about it coming unplugged just someone tripping and giving me a lawsuit for the new year.
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I worry about mine cause Im in an apartment right now so I have to plug into the side of the building and I hope every time that some drunk college kid dont decide to snatch it out and steal my cord haha.
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when I lived in a apartment the manager want to charge me cause I was using one of there plugs
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^^Yeah Im using one of the apartments too. I would put it on a timer but that would get gone in a hurry haha. I pay enough rent that they can get over it
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How many feet is it between the outlet and the truck?? What size wire is the cord? What amp rating is the breaker??

If any of the above is insufficient you might want to set your alarm clock for 3hrs prior to leaving the house so you can plug the truck in. Just my .02.

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^^Yeah Im using one of the apartments too. I would put it on a timer but that would get gone in a hurry haha.
Put the timer inside between the outlet and the cord. I have mine in the garage and just run the cord out under the garage door.

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its not very far the building i live in is right next to the street. the cord is one of those heavy yellow jobs with the light on it. as for the amps i couldnt tell ya. its a old building. it work out good last night guess we will see what happens tonight. once it stops getting into single temps at night i wont do it just for saftey reasons.
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I dont think anyone would trip and get hurt. If they do, that sucks. My main concern would be some a hole pulling on it. So make sure you tie it around your tow hook so if they yank, they wont rip your heater cord out.

Yea, I wish I could find a place to jack power from at work. After 10 hours she is cold and gets mad at me for starting her without heat.

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