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Cord Size for an Electric Log Splitter

Scott in Washington asks: What size extension cord should I use for an electric log splitter?


Electric Log Splitter Cord
Electrical Question: What size extension cord should I use for an electric log splitter?

I got a new 7 ton electric log splitter. I need to know what kind of extension cord to get to use about 25 feet from the nearest outlet. Pictures of nameplates attached. Thanks!

This electrical wiring question came from Scott, a Handyman in Olympia, Washington.

Additional Comments: Keep up the good work!

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Scott.

Wire Size for a New 7 Ton Electric Log Splitter

Application: Cord for a Log Splitter.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the 120 Volt Motor, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the 120 Volt Motor should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Olympia, Washington. A permit and inspections may also be required.

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