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Answered 2007-12-13 01:26:19

The short answer is yes. BUT, if you do not turn off the breaker on the circuit you plug into, it will back feed the breaker box and the line going into the house. This can be very dangerous to the utility workers trying to repair the lines outside the home. At the very least turn off the main breaker until the electric has been restored. Also make sure you do not over load that circuit with too many appliances. If it is a 15amp circuit, look at the devices you will have connected and running and make sure the total amps used does not exceed that capacity. That would be a possible fire hazzard. I did this today, but I used and outside outlet and was able to run our furnace blower and a few lights without any problems.

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