Kobalt Air Compressor
Hi guys I'm new here, but I have been searching the forums for information from those of you who have more experience with these things than I do. I recently recieved a Kobalt K7045V Air Compressor. It is a stationary compressor with a 45 gallon tank. It is 230 Volt Single phase compressor and uses 15/16 amps. From what I gather HP doesnt matter too much when it comes to compressors, but just incase it says 3.5 HP Running. My question now is would it be possible for me to build a 'plug' say 12 gauge wire and attach it to a plug that would fit into the outlet for our clothes dryer. This way I wouldn't have to run a line from the circuit breakers to the laundry room where our compressor is sitting. Is this against any type of code? Do I need an electrician or any permits to do this? Am I taking any risks of causing a fire or is the line that feeds my dryer adequate enough to feed my compressor? Obviously we couldnt run the dryer and compressor at the same time, but would this allow us to use the dryer and compressor interchangeably? Any feedback is greatly appreciated...sorry for the long post.