pmaru77 Senior Member Joined: 21 Nov 2008 Posts: 60 Location: San Diego Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Thu Jul 11, 2013, 12:44pm Subject: Hard wiring a Lady Silvia.
Kitchen has 3 seperate outlets, and there is one at the end of the kitchen counter that is nowhere near the sink or other appliances. All three outlets have a GFI. I'm wanting to hardwire my machine in order to eliminate clutter of cables. The outlet I'm thinking of tapping into has enough room to expand the outlet to a 4 box configuration. So I was thinking of having the GFI untouched, and then hardwire the machine to the other half. Maybe it's best to just alter the chord to a right angle socket and have an extra double socket or even a single. As you probably know, we are talking 110v not 220, and I understand that I cannot run many things at the same time on this outlet.
Anyone been inside the Silvia to see if the power chord can be switched out without any mess?
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Posted Fri Jul 12, 2013, 5:48am Subject: Re: Hard wiring a Lady Silvia.
Any power cord is pretty easy to change out. As Sylvia was not made to be hardwired and was designed as a portable appliance, you might be wandering into uncharted space by rewiring it as you want to when local codes are taken into account.
The actual job is not hard but by the time you run the wire through strain relief fittings on the outlet box, I doubt you will clean up the look by much.
I advise to just put a 90 deg cord on her and use a standard plug setup. You can coil the extra cord neatly and zip tie it or shorten the cord so that it just fits. As that would be a negative thing for any possible future buyer should you ever decide to sell her, you would then need to replace the cord again to bring the machine back up to a more user friendly configuration.
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