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frankjc
Question: fridge and microwave

Quick question, and I think I know the answer. Is it a bad idea to plug the refrigerator and microwave into the same outlet?
Bad idea to run a microwave on an extension cord?
Thanks.

canuk
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frankjc wrote:

Quick question, and I think I know the answer. Is it a bad idea to plug the refrigerator and microwave into the same outlet?

yep ---- bad idea

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Bad idea to run a microwave on an extension cord?

You would need to ensure the extension cord is the correct gauge of wire---- however ----extension cords are only intended for temporary use.

frankjc
Re: Question: fridge and microwave

Exactly what I thought. I have someone who disagrees with me, and I am trying to argue my point. They say that that it doesn't matter because the whole kitchen is on the same breaker. I say that it's dangerous to draw so much current from one outlet, regardless of what breaker it's connected to.

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