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Electrical Wiring in the Home: Replacing toggle switch to rocker & dimmer
There are two things that come to mind. When installing a 3 way switch, one screw is a different color, snd the wire that goes to the old odd colored screw must go to the new odd color screw. You may have a loose wire somewhere in one of the boxes. It...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: shock from compressor
I.m not big on DIY electrical and when some one gets zapped it is no time for school, it is time to get a pro period not worth the problems that could be even worse have someone come and diagnose the issue Shock is nothing to be fussing with...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Shorted my microwave
Take the microwave to a shop and have it tested, the worst should be if it cleared is just a temp short but smoke and all that I would have it tested they will test the insulation and components, breakers protect wire not devices, so...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Smoke Detectors
Hello David, My name is Robert and ill be helping you today and in response to your question No you do not need to go out an hire an electrician To simply Replace a hard wired smoke detector i can understand you concern especially with the importance of...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: thermostat
I cant be certain for sure stephan if its not going to be pulling a draw if it is off and the one leg is connected without an amp probe and that will be basically the only way to tell HOWEVER if you have the thermostat off and its not warm than that would...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Tranformer
I haven t heard of them either. There are some old fashioned low voltage relay systems in a few houses. You would not have standard switches in that case. Most likely you would have small switches in many locations. I would get a second opinion. If you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Tranformer
Good plan it could be what they said, say it was those particular ballasts he is calling transformers pretty much the same thing, think that is the confusion get a second opinion, but I bet he is talking about the inrush for the whole house...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Upgrade shop light to LED tubes
Way to hang in there I bet it was confusing on how many parallel circuits were in the fixture the lights are nice arent they? Be careful anyway just because you can see now still be cautious good for you need anything else you know...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: using my old central air unit wires for a tanning bed
As long as the voltage is the same and it is as you stated and the wires seam to be in good shape no nicks or shorts I see absolutely NO PROBLEM. ..However you also need to be sure of the Current draw and that the tanning bed will not draw more current/amps...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: voltage
Tell me about these neutral repairs, first You might be measuring some back emf @ RMS values, I am more concerned with current at the moment, Any history you can give me on the neutral repairs like what lead you to that the first time and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Wall outlets
A ground fault interrupter measures the power going into the circuit, and the power coming out of the circuit and shuts it off immediately, if they are not equal. (Remember that electricity goes in a circle). If the amount is not the same, then the power...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Wiring in conduit
Robert Wilber a href= http://www.wilberelectrical.com/default.asp b Licensed Philadelphia Electrician /b /a Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Wiring Question
Not at all thats not important right now all your doing is testing and if you have a metal box in the wall the minute you install it and put the screws in it...BAM!!! its grounded and if you don t have a metal box and its a plastic one Once your done testing...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Wiring tanning bed
Thank you and i updated my last answer in reference to the buck booster and known to me as a transformer....lol...and commonly used in tanning beds..thats all it is..ill get back to you tomorrow after i review all the electrical requirements for your new...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 3-way switch replace
Final line asks should both switches turn the light off or on regardless of position YES Three and four way switch circuits can be a challenge even with the nice prep work you did, I am assuming the switches worked previously ? How do you think...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 30 amp receptable
Hello Steve, My name is Robert and ill be helping you today and in response to your question YES way up the tree...lol.However lets break everthing down step by step and take it from the beginning,First i would recommend installing a 20a breaker for your...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Adding a 15amp circuit for an outdoor playhouse.
The only way to be sure is to call the inspector. No matter what the rules are, he pretty much has the final say. There are always some local rules somewhere, but conduit is usually not required in residential uses. Any wire that is exposed to the weather...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: black soot above almost all outlets
Hey steve, Ok just as i expected, Ok several things can cause this and in your case having this black soot at MULTIPLE locations leads me to believe its your HVAC system...that being said your probably scratching your head saying what the hell well let...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Blown Light Bulbs
Hello Damon, Sorry for the delay been away for the holiday weekend,that beeing said My name is Robert and ill be helping you today and in response to your question there s really no reasonably priced product out there to do what you need however most digital...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Boosting Extremely Low Voltage
Hello Ramesh, Im not sure i can be much help to you on this question being that im not that familiar with how your Utility company works in india or fully understand the voltage that comes to the homes in India HOWEVER i NEVER turned down a person i. Need...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: ceiling fan
I cannot begin to imagine a possible direction to head towards a solution. The elements you list should not interact. You need a REAL electtician on site to fix this. I expect you are going to finally be finding out just how much a professional costs...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: combo switch
Hello Joe, Ok i have a better understanding however you state you want to change the single pole switch to a combo switch in order to control an outlet than you go on to say you dont want to contol the outlet with the switch however you want the light to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Out door lighting
If I am understanding you correctly, you simply want this photo cell equipped light to operate from a manual switch? Photo cell lights are much more expensive than a standard two wire light, so why not return it and select a light without the cell? I...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Faulty breaker ?
Hello Terry, My name is Robert and ill be helping you today and in response to your question and going by the little information given I would say you don t have a faulty breaker and a strong no at that, next additional information would be much more helpful...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Gfci outlet issue
Hello Scott, My name is Robert and ill be helping you today and in response to your question We first half alot to go over in retrospect on how GFCI s work,that being said on a GFI you have a LINE & LOAD terminals the line side gets the incoming power/feed...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Home wiring
Not much info here. Was the service replaced since the house was built? If not it is long overdue. 37 years is considered the practical economic life of an electrical service. Most likely you just need more circuits. Many appliances need a separate circuit....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Lighting issue
I have 3 areas where the ceiling lighting doesn t work (most of the time). Intermittent electrical is never good, it can mean a lot of things, like a bad switch but the chances of two bad switches doing the same thing is not good odds, s These lights...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: mobile home major power issue
You said a trailer, which could mean that you have a 30-amp 120-volt power supply for a travel trailer. I will address this as if you have a 120/240 volt service like a house. I am saying this because of your observation that the water heater works normally,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: PetSafe Struck by Lighting
The issues with lighting one of the worst types of surges is you never know what is damaged what is weakened and ready to fail or anyway to find out If it were mine I would replace the entire board if cost effective if not replace the entire unit, ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Replacing an outlet
Dishwashers do not need to be protected by a GFCI, so they should not go to the load side. Did you check to be sure that only one set of wires is hot when you had everything disconnected? Was there anything connected on the load side before? If not, then...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Rewiring My Den & Don't Know Where the Wires Go
Hey Heather sorry for the delay...That being said hold up on everything I need to go back and review all your messages after reading your last message it is now MORE CLEAR to me...and you DO NOT have a double Pole switch IT A 3 WAY SWITCH and is TOTALLY DIFFERENT...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Separating an overloaded circuit
Robert Wilber a href= http://wilberelectrical.com/index.html b Licensed Philadelphia Electrician /b /a Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper installations...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: switch plug combo
Hi. It depends on where the wires go to. If the wires are hooked to the right place, you can use them. Most likely the white wire is not a neutral, but acting as a hot, so it has to be moved. For the wires to be connected properly, the black should go...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: tripping breaker
Hello Pat, Sorry for the delay I ve been really busy...My mother in law for over 25 years was just diagnosed with stage 4 canser & my wife is a wreck and it has been really hethic around hear,that being said GOOD CALL on making him replace that breaker BACK...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Wiring for carport ceiling
Hello Michael, My name is Robert and ill be helping you today and in response to your question, YES you can run wire w/o being in pipe and allow me to recommend using romex althow the wire will in fact be protected from the elements the steel on the bx will...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Wiring a Rocker Switch with 14/2
Your description is not adequate for me provide a solution The single switch, which is 14/2 doesn t tell me anything I can apply. Draw the several enclosures [boxes] and show the wiring between the boxes before you added anything and how they were connected,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: work getters
Well the description you gave me and your assessment of it is right on the nail No one would want to take utility voltage and wire one end to a piece of copper and the neutral to the other, so good for you so many jump right on the first hairbrained...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: AC trips own breaker
Hey David, All newer A/C c come with a GFI on the end of the plug in which you think is a breaker when In Fact all it is...is a GFI so that being said I would open up that recepticle and check to make sure it is grounded and wired correctly and possibly...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Boosting Extremely Low Voltage - Part 2
Hey Ramesh,sorry for the delay I have been dealing with some family issues however that being said going off what you stated and the transformer being rated for 40 amps I don t see a problem running an 1800 watt A/C if anything I would take an amp reading...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: breaker
Robert Wilber a href= http://wilberelectrical.com/index.html b Licensed Philadelphia Electrician /b /a Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper installations...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Breaker Box
Let me answer the last question first. Absolutely. If it were reasonable for you to visit my volunteer space or my business, prior to taking advice I would encourage that, and in my business, I hold free tours and classes adjusted to the groups or individuals...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Burning smell from a/c
I am concerned how you are doing, have you been able to find some help or a contractor? In addition to unplugging even better is to turn off the breaker to the circuits where you saw light or arc While I cannot be sure it is unlikely this arc is...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Garage wiring
Hi. Any electrical conduit should do, unless there are strange local codes. You can put the outlets at any height you like. Just make sure they are GFCI protected. If you caulk or cement the wires in, they should not rub. They also make grommets...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Replacing 3-way switch with 3-way combo switch/outlet
Hey Don, So I take it you want to do away with the 3 way switch and install a combo SINGLE pole if that s the case Yes just as long as you have a neutral in which I doubt simply b/c you state there are only 3 wires in that box so that tells me it s the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: running power to separate building
Hey Tom so sorry for the delay I have been have some family health issues with KY mother in law who just found out she has stage 4 cancer any way it seems like you pretty much have it well in hand and as far as the wire goes...being you are in fact going to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Same switch, different voltages
L & T Ratings An L rating denotes the ability of a switch to handle the initial high inrush characteristics of a Tungsten Filament Lamp on AC voltage only. A T rating is the equivalent lamp load for DC. IF the new one physically fits and operates...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Wiring for floor heating Thermostat
For 110 volt thermostats, the white wires bypass the thermostat, so they would hook to each other. For 220 volt thermostats, you need only the red and black. The white need not be connected to either end. Baseboard heat is unlike dryers and stoves, because...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: A 204V 20Amp oven using 110V 20 amp line?, amp line, volt circuit
amp line, volt circuit, neutral wire: If this receptacle is the only one on this circuit and it has at least a #12 wire feeding it, yes it can be converted. It will require locating the associated neutral wire in the panel to the hot wire on the existing breaker, removing the single breaker, installing...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 208 to 120 outlet change, volt circuit, different restaurant
volt circuit, different restaurant, dedicated line: David: If you have a breaker, dedicated line from panel to outlet with nothing else on it, then it easy. 208 volt circuit consist of 3 conductors 2 hots and 1 ground. In the panel one of the hots would be ID white and connected to the neutral bar. If there...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 208/230 volts vs 220 volts, power distribution systems, volt meter
power distribution systems, volt meter, 220 volts: I am sorry, i thought I got to this question. It is nothing to worry about. It is really a range of voltages. Different transformer taps create 208 systems, 230/460 and more modern 240/480. Nothing to worry with. If you have a volt meter it is nice to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 208/230 vs 220 volts, power transformers, voltage and amperage
power transformers, voltage and amperage, voltage range: It appears damn confusing. I won t go into great detail, but depending on a power transformers windings, there are different voltages from the neutral to ground on the system. So today we have the standard 230/460, then the new popular theme of 240/480,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 208 Three Phase to 230 single phase, conversion kit, phase electric
conversion kit, phase electric, electricty: Well yes this is a common situation. They customer will need to purchase and have installed a transformer, and a 120/240 panel board. For whatever reason, 3 phase comes in 480/277 and 208/120. It takes a transformer to get this over to 120/240 single phase....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 208V/3PHASE/3WIRE VS 208V/IPHASE/3WIRE, pressure fryer, phase circuits
pressure fryer, phase circuits, phase machine: You have two 3 phase circuits, one for a 3 phase machine and another, but you want to plug in a sincle phase instead? Change out the three pole breaker to a double pole, cap one of the phases, and make sure your wire is bic enough for the circuit. For something...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 208V HVAC motor wiring, capacitor motor, farad capacitor
capacitor motor, farad capacitor, squirrel cage: Ben, If you cannot get to me on allexperts use service@emrrepair.com amd put 208PSC motor problem or something like that in the subject line and I will help you Will Ben, This is a permanent split capacitor motor designed for one voltage. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 208V vs. 240V single phase, electric kiln, bearer of bad news
electric kiln, bearer of bad news, buck boost: Hi. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you can t get 208 volts in a residential building. You may want to contact the manufacturer to see if it is dual voltage. Commercial buildings have special transformers provided by the power company, special...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 208V, step down transformers, volts
step down transformers, volts: Hi Jim, 208 Volts is reserved for commercial use and shouldn t be present if you are talking about a residence. Check with your power company and have them check there transformer. This site explains hot 220 V and 208 V are obtained. http://www.eatonelectrical.com/unsecure/html/101basics/Module10/Output/BasicCircuitryandWiring.html...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 208volt vs. 230volt pump, delta configuration, volt motor
delta configuration, volt motor, amp meter: Darryl, You have a three phase 120/208 system. So you havea delta configuration on the secondary transformer side? Regardless the first things we need to look at are these: Is the pump rated 230 volt ONLY? What is the measured voltage on the 208...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 20A double pole breaker..., indirect lighting, neutral wire
indirect lighting, neutral wire, task lighting: To sound a bit strange...you need to keep in mind that 60hertz in involved. If you are using a 2pole breaker, it is on two separate legs in the panel. This also means that the current flow is rotating on the neutral. It is only carrying a load conversely...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 20amp recepticle on 15amp circuit, amp receptacles, amp circuit
amp receptacles, amp circuit, recepticle: The heater is rated for 15 amps, but it s unclear if it s on a 15 or 20 amp circuit. If it s a 20 amp circuit with 15 amp receptacles, and you need to change one out to a 20 amp receptacle so your 20 amp timer will plug into it, then okay. Is the timer...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 210 volts at ceiling fan, ceiling fan light, replacing a ceiling fan
ceiling fan light, replacing a ceiling fan, volt meter: Jim, I m sure that you know what the voltage reading should be. You may have to call a qualified person to check this out. I can t, in my mind, visualize what kind of condition that could cause these kinds of readings. When you find out I d like to know....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220, 220 volt appliances, hi bob
220 volt appliances, hi bob, gfci: Hi. I can tell you how to wire it at the panel. But you should look at the instructions for the hot tub and GFCI to see how they want you to wire it. If it is a four wire circuit, then the white and neutral go to the neutral bar at the main panel. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 and 110, conductor wire, volt circuit
conductor wire, volt circuit, grain bin: Hi. Two reason why that will not work. Any 220 volt circuit can serve only one appliance or device. If you have 220 volts with 2 conductor wire, you have no neutral to run 110 volts. So you will need to run another circuit. I hope this helps. Bo...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 to 110, pool heat pump, split bolts
pool heat pump, split bolts, silver screw: Hi Ron, remove the wires from the 60 amp breaker, and install a 20 amp single pole in it s place. Attach the black wire to the new breaker. Attach the white wire to the neutral bar.(where all the other white wires are attached). Leave the ground...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 to 110, pool heat pump, amp breaker
pool heat pump, amp breaker, wire nuts: If I understand correctly, you are removing the 2pole 60 and putting in a single 20amp breaker. That is good. Take the white wire fromt he 60 and put it on the ground bar in the panel. Now that is a 110volt circuit. You will need to use wire nuts to change...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 to 110, amp breaker, electric furnace
amp breaker, electric furnace, neutral wire: Robert, You can t do that but what you might be able to do is change the connections on the motor for your compressor from 110 to 220 volts which is the best thing for a compressor. Look at the motor name plate specs and if its a dual voltage motor it...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 to 110, volt circuit, baseboard heaters
volt circuit, baseboard heaters, thermostats: Well yes, but I don t understand moving white down to neutral bar . It should already be there if you re capping off the red, because to me, that indicates your 240 volt circuit had a black, red, white and bare in the cable. Black and red should have been...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: going from 220 to 110, buss bar, ground wires
buss bar, ground wires, island thanks: Evening Ross, Generally a hot tub requires 220V. Which would tell me your Blue and black wires are both 110V hots. However, Blue is a common color for Neutral. First thing you need to do is go to your Main panel and see how these...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: how to go from 220 to 110, amp circuit, 220 volt
amp circuit, 220 volt, storage building: HI Jesse, Sure, you can add outlets on to this. Bring a cable from your 220 outlet to your new outlets adding on what you need. The limit for say a 20 amp circuit is 7 outlets. Make sure you only use one hot let here. Disconnet a hot from the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 to 110, sure what type, volts
sure what type, volts, vacuum: I am not sure what type of tester you are using, but if it is a voltage stick type detector vs a meter, it is common for the neutral to indicate voltage if the neutral is a shared neutral with another circuit, but it actually does not have 120 volts on it....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 110, voltage readings, volt meter
voltage readings, volt meter, pdf editor: You are doing fine. How do you know no reading with a broke meter and the other does with a broke meter. What you have is a switched outlet or a switch leg is running through the red wire Go get a new meter, take a day off and don t convince yourself...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 to 110, portia, sidewalks
portia, sidewalks, seperate: Hi Portia. I would recommend against tapping into this circuit. A seperate GFCI protected circuit would be best. In order to place wiring under a sidewalk, you can drive a piece of conduit from one side to the other, then pull the wire in it. Using water...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220-110 chandelier, volt bulbs, electrical standards
volt bulbs, electrical standards, contries: I will give you may assumptions, but caution you on my accuracy. In some Euro contries they have from 200 to 310 volts per line where we have 110. This means that the appliance as was used over seas will not work here. It can be rewired and reworked with...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 to 110 conversion, gas cooktop, electric cooktop
gas cooktop, electric cooktop, amp breaker: The other person mentioned black, red and white, and those would be insulated wires. Usually, but not always depending on when your house was wired and how, but I assumed that they had a bare wire in the cable as well...the ground wire. Black and red are power...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 to 110 conversion, bob osgood, master electrician
bob osgood, master electrician, amp breaker: Hi Joe, Based on your description...yes - you shouild be able to re-use this existing wiring with the red capped off at both ends....using only the black, white and ground...and converting from a double pole breaker to a 20 amp single pole...using only...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220/110 outlets, volt outlet, plug sockets
volt outlet, plug sockets, c unit: Hi Brent, AS for the bedroom outlet, it should handle the A/C unit OK, depending on what else is running on that particular circuit breaker. The only to tell is fire it up and see if it runs OK. As for the living room A/C, you can try it out the same...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Another 220 to 110 question, 220 volt appliances, amp breaker
220 volt appliances, amp breaker, gfci breaker: Hi. I re-read the questions, and I see you said used to feed the spa. I read it as is used to feed the spa. Sorry. Yes, you can do that. I personally would rather have all the breakers in one place. But if it is easier to do that you can do it....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220/110 receptacles on same circuit breaker, amp breaker, amp circuit
amp breaker, amp circuit, dryer receptacle: Hi Tempa Your idea will work, but I don t recommend it as you are unbalancing the load of the neutral(white) and it could over heat and cause a fire. A washing machine should have it s own dedicated 20 amp circuit coming from the breaker panel and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 to 110, gfci receptacle, bare wire
gfci receptacle, bare wire, 3w: You could use the bare wire as a neutral, but insulate it everywhere it s exposed (preferably white tape) and be aware that new outlets fed out of this breaker box you re adding, will not have a ground. You must protect these new circuits with a GFCI receptacle...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220, weather proof, amp circuit
weather proof, amp circuit, attachment point: Hello Doug. Any electrical supply will have a hot tub setup. It has a ground fault breaker installed in a weather proof box. They have 50 and 60 amp setups. Determine which you will need based on the tub circuit requirements. You will need a 50 amp double...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 from 208 3-phase, electrical engineer, buck boost
electrical engineer, buck boost, staff facilities: 208 volt three phase does indeed have 120 volts on each leg, but running two 120 volt lines will not get you 240 volts. 208 volt three phase is a WYE transformer setup, and getting 240 volts is impossible. Almost. You CAN boost your 208 to 240 by using...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 or 240, 110 or 120, digital reading, power providers
digital reading, power providers, two legs: Hi Barbara, Great question.....after almost 30 years in the field - I can certainly say I ve seen the references way too may times also. The problem started decades ago here in the US...when AC power supplies nation-wide weren t as stable as they...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220/240 wiring at the panel - ground ?, amp line, junction boxes
amp line, junction boxes, new appliances: Hi Sal. While a 4-wire cable is preferred over a 3-wire cable and a seperate groudning conductor, it is allowable by the NEC. The way you connect in the panel is correct, as long as this panel is NOT a subpanel. I hope this has helped. Rick Miel...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220-240v plug to 110-120v plug, hot water heater, correct conversion
hot water heater, correct conversion, taking a chance: Hello Dave. It will be taking a chance as the heater may not work on 120 volts, but if it will work at all on 120, the center will be the ground, one lateral will be the neutral and the other the hot leg. It may trip a breaker but if it will operate on 120...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220/3 circuit wiring, hook up, busses
hook up, busses, breakers: Yeah Mark, A service panel has 2 120V legs. When 2 circuits (breakers) use the same leg only 120V volts is possible. When 2 circuits are combined using both 120V legs then they give 240V. The way the hot busses in your panel are arranged a...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 3 phase to 110 single phase, volt circuit, amp breaker
volt circuit, amp breaker, tire balancer: The balancer is currently powered from a 3 phase breaker that needs to be replaced with a 2 pole breaker of the same amperage as the 3 pole. This will correct the feeder circuit to the balancer. The blank spot left can be used to insert a single 20 amp breaker,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 - 3 way switch - add dimmer? (military in Germany), oters, kithcen
oters, kithcen, assement: Hi Chris, I see from the low rating you recently gave me in the knowlegde area...that I haven t learned my lesson....but living only in the USA...I simply can t be more detailed with foreign electrical systems...they differ from what we re used to here....and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 3 wire going to a 4 wire double oven, bearer of bad news, wall oven
bearer of bad news, wall oven, double oven: Hi. No, you must use 3 conductor plus ground wire directly to the panel. If you use another neutral, you will overload it, and since there is no breaker on the neutral, it will overheat and possible catch fire. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220, gfci, receptacle
gfci, receptacle, hot tub: Best of my knowledge they do not make a 240 volt GFCI. And I don t know of any GFCI that accepts #6 wire. If you are looking to feed a spa it is accepted from the GFCI rule as it is a motor circuit. However, if you want a convenience receptacle for a stereo,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 30AMP DRYER RECEPTACLE, fuse blows, gauge wire
fuse blows, gauge wire, dryer receptacle: Hi. Yes, that will work as long as the 2 fuses are on opposite phases. You have two hot wires coming in to your house, and the dryer must be on each one. There is an issue that if one fuse blows, there will still be power going to the dryer. That is...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220/30a outlet to dist box?, mobile cart, 30a
mobile cart, 30a, circuit breaker: That depends on the circuit breaker size. Your allowed to load a breaker to 80% of it s rated capacity. So a 20 amp is allowed 16 amps and a 15 amp is allowed 12 amps. To find out the amp draw divide watts by volts, ie 240 watts at 240 volts = 1 amp. So...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220, gfci, neutral wire
gfci, neutral wire, hi bob: I have never seen a GFCI for a hot tub, but they must make them, and they must be pretty large, but here s how you d wire any GFCI: there should be terminals on your GFCI that identify themselves as LINE and LOAD . Line signifies the wires going to the source...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220, hi doug, incoming power
hi doug, incoming power, ground wires: Hi Doug. Usually this is done with the use of a Tub GFCI box, which has lugs to land your incoming power into, and lugs to terminate the wires going to the tub. You would run from a 60amp, 2-pole breaker to the line lugs of this box. You would also terminate...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220, thhn, metal conduit
thhn, metal conduit, copper wire: Hi Noah, Clearly that s a fairly substantial run....and voltage drop becomes a problem with longer runs of wiring. If this is a 15 amp 240 volt load...it more then likely requires a 20 amp double pole breaker....and may state #12 copper wire...but for...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220, hp drive, copper wire
hp drive, copper wire, phase motor: Roger If the service you are using for the planer has a 4 wire connector to make it work then you will need the the 4 wires. The vacuum and the 1/2 hp drive motor if they are 120 volts you will need to run the 4 wire. What you need is to make sure that the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220, conductor cable, wet area
conductor cable, wet area, hot tubs: hi Ben, Thats a pretty loaded question and i can t really comment on it cause codes vary with hot tubs. I d need to know your area and some info on your particular tub. I can tell you you will need at least #8. 3 conductor cable with...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220, hot water tank, grounding wire
hot water tank, grounding wire, hots: Hi lanty. A circuit needs to be complete, not just a neutral and hot. 2 hots, because they are on opposite phases, can supply a load. If the 2 hots are on the same phase, cannot supply a load. A 220volt load does need a grounding wire, for safetys sake,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Appliance Wiring, gage wire, aluminum wiring
gage wire, aluminum wiring, wire nuts: Hi Phil, 1) The range will probably live on a 50A breaker, you nmight want to put the old 60A breaker on it though. At full load it will be drawing about 48A. 2) Hook it up the way it says, it is normal for the 3ed wire (neurtral) to be un insulated....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 aluminum splice and connection to new over, aluminum wire, dissimilar metals
aluminum wire, dissimilar metals, 220 volt: Hi Mike, An aluminum to aluminum is best connection to avoid oxidation from dissimilar metals. If this 8 extension wire goes a device does not require a neutral(220 volt) then you can just ignore the white wire and cap it off. Make sure the J...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 to attached garage, installing a sub panel, exact specs
installing a sub panel, exact specs, lathe: 220V is the way to go as it s more efficient. The L1 and L2 on the compressor shows that no neutral is required. The 37 amp 18 1/2 could mean it runs at 18.5 amps but needs 37 amps to crank up, or; it could mean it takes 18.5 amps when on 220 v and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Baseboard Heat and its wiring, baseboard heat, burmuda triangle
baseboard heat, burmuda triangle, jacuzzi tub: Jim, Don t you love it when you are doing a favor for a friend, and it turns into a huge time consuming nightmare? Favors always turn into nightmares, I have no idea why, it is the Burmuda Triangle of helping. First thing is to get some history on...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Breaker, cutler hammer, electric baseboard heat
cutler hammer, electric baseboard heat, baseboard heater: Mark, At 240 volts you can run a total of 4 thousand watts or less on a 12-2 (20 amps) circuit. As a matter of fact 4000 watts worth would be 16 feet of base board. Thats a lot of base board heat. You don t have to run 10-2 unless your planning on exceeding...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Circuit for Jacuzzi, empty slots, question service
empty slots, question service, side job: Hi James. I can t give you the correct way to wire this, for a couple of reasons. First off, without knowing the actual voltage and load, any guess that I would give would be just that, a guess. Secondly, as an apprentice, you should wait until you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 circuit on 110, amp breaker, amp service
amp breaker, amp service, amp circuit: Hi Dan, Upgrading to a 200 amp panel is different from outlet upgrades. Everything has to be replaced with larger sizes from the point where the power company hits your house to the panel. Larger pipe, larger wire, and a larger panel. If you have...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 circuit, testor, test button
testor, test button, ground fault: You will need at least a cheap testor. YOu need to be sure the power is going thru the breaker and to the terminals on the hot tub. YOu may have a built in fuse in the hot tub that protects a circuit board. It may be a glass fuse type, even as small as...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 circuit breakers, electric hedge trimmers, electric ovens
electric hedge trimmers, electric ovens, circuit breakers: Hi Chet, You can use the slots where the breakers are now located, but you would need to remove these breakers and replace them with the proper size. These breakers would be too big for regular outlet use. You can run new wire from the panel to the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 circuit colors, hot wire, electrical tape
hot wire, electrical tape, home inspector: Hi Marty, It is common to use white wires as a hot in 220V installations. By code, if a white wire is used as a hot it should be marked with a piece of black electrical tape. This really isn t enforced too much as it is understood that if a white wire...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 circuit using 2 110 circuits, amp breaker, gauge wire
amp breaker, gauge wire, stick welder: Hi Dave, Well it depends on how they are connected back in your main panel. Your panel has 2 heavy black wires coming into it. Each carrying 120V, each feeding a side of your panel. You need to combine these 2 to get 240V (240 s same as 220 so..)...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 circuit, recepticles, recepticle
recepticles, recepticle, ground cable: I got you now. Still install the panel, but use 2-pole breakers to protect your circuits. Size the breakers for the load, which will probably be less the 15amps. Then just run a 2-wire with ground cable to the individual outlets. Using 220v will...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 compressor, blk wht, 12 gauge
blk wht, 12 gauge, bare wire: Hi David, The wire size and the breaker size are tied to the amp draw of the compressor. 15 amps......14 gauge wire......15 amp 2 pole breaker 20 amps......12 gauge wire......20 amp 2 pole breaker 30 amps......10 gauge wire......30 amp 2 pole breaker...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Can a 220 be converted to 110?, shotgun shells, fuse box
shotgun shells, fuse box, fuse panel: It sounds as if there is no 220 Volt available in the Apt. If possible, you could send the combo unit back and get a 110V unit instead. http://www.compactappliance.com/xq/JSP.detailmain/EdgeStar_Washer_Dryer_Combo__110_Volt____Ventless__12_1_lb__Load/itemID.11842/itemType.Product/iProductID.11842/qx/shopping/product/CW1200.htm?mtcpromotion=NextTag%3ELaundry%3ECombo%20Washer%20Dryers%3ECW1200...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Dryer Outlet, exact model
exact model: Hi Ron, It sounds like something is either miswired, or you have a wire that is shorted. Please give the series of events. Did the dryer ever work at this outlet? Why were you plugging it in? We can figure this out, we just need to walk through...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Dryer Outlet, prong cord, heating element
prong cord, heating element, circuit breaker: Hi Landy, You will need to test the voltage at the outlet. You should get a reading of 110V from the black wire to the white wire, and 110 V from the red wire to the white wire, and 220V from the black wire to the red wire. If you don t get these readings,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Dryer outlet help!, outer wires, voltage tester
outer wires, voltage tester, home depot: Hi Michelle, apparently you have some sort of voltage tester. Using this tester, you should get 110 V reading from each of the outer wires of the outlet when measured to the center wire. You should get 220 V reading when measuring across the 2 outside...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Dryer Plug, prong plug, thanx mark
prong plug, thanx mark, good luck: Hi Mark. You will need to change the cord on your dryer to match the outlet. There should be instructions to do this on the back of the dryer, or you might visit the manufacturer s web site for a diagram. If nothing else, get an electricn to come...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 disconnect, 220 volt appliances, gauge copper
220 volt appliances, gauge copper, disconect: Hi. Since I am not artistically inclined, I have never seen a kiln. Many 220 volt appliances do not use a neutral. I am not sure if a kiln is one of them or not. Sometimes people use a smaller neutral on a main panel, because the neutral carries the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 dryer conversion to 120?, 110 volts, amps
110 volts, amps, watts: Hi. I know of no way to convert a dryer to 110 volts. If you did, it would require 60 amps, and 60 amp wire which would be hard to work with. I also don t see any purpose of this, since if a house isn t wired for 220, it certainy wouldn t accept an appliance...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 dryer outlet, needle nose pliers, amp breaker
needle nose pliers, amp breaker, laundry room: Hi Bob, Based on your description....the move of the dryer to the basement should give you plenty of wire..(where you should be that much closer to the main panel)....so you shouldn t need any extra 10/3 wire. With the 2 pole 30 amp breaker for...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 dryer outlet, electrical test data, bob osgood
electrical test data, bob osgood, thermal expansion and contraction: Hi Tamy, Sorry for the delay...just getting back from finishing up a coastal job (we stayed at the resort over-night). Based on your description..( and in the absence of any electrical test data )....this sounds more like the symptoms of loose wires...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 electrical hook up, neutral wire, hook up
neutral wire, hook up, cooktop: REad the manual carefully. If there is a reference to 120volt application in your cooktop, you need a neutral wire. If there is not a mention of 120 application, you only need 2 hots, to run the cooktop, the Ground is for safety only...it dont not carry...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 electrical panel vs. 208 electrical panel, light industrial applications, hot legs
light industrial applications, hot legs, type loads: Hi Kelly, Based on your description...it appears you have some typo s. By 220 amp...don t you mean 220 volt..? (what we refer to as 240 volts....or the combination of two 120 volt hot legs. The common household voltage in the US is 120/240 in all 50 states...although...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 electrical, volt device, hello gary
volt device, hello gary, hot wire: Hello Gary, most 220 circuits use two hot wires and a ground, but it depends on the device. Some appliances have a 120 volt device, possibly a motor, etc that uses 110, and will need a fourth wire for the neutral. You can get a 2 pole GFI breaker any size...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 extention, romax, guidence
romax, guidence, washer and dryer: If local codes allow you can put a junction box in line. If code don t like it as splice box, make it a seperate sub panel, they are cheap. that should fly with no problem and give you some more options for other stuff down the road............. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 GFCI Breaker, 220 volt appliances, thanks in advance
220 volt appliances, thanks in advance, size 6: Hi. It is best to check the instructions with the breaker. Since you are not using a neutral, you would connect both wires to the breaker load. The question I have is why the neutral. Many 220 volt appliances do not require a neutral. I hope this helps....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Can 220 GFCI breaker be wired for 120?, cutler hammer, amp converter
cutler hammer, amp converter, amp breaker: Hi. Yes, that is what it looks like. I am not sure how it works since it should measure the current on each side and shut off when it is not equal. So it looks like I stand corrected. However, if the wiring is for 30 amps, it will not shut off if it...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 GFCI Circuit, gfci breaker, gfci outlet
gfci breaker, gfci outlet, thermasol steam: John, I found a website that shows the outlet, but as usual, it wasn t very helpful. The basic 220V wiring is, the 2 hots go onto the 2 dark colored screws of the outlet, and the neutral goes on the silver colored screw. If a ground wire is present(bare...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 GFI Breaker for hot tub won't trip, cutler hammer, buss bar
cutler hammer, buss bar, gfis: It sounds as though it s hooked up correctly, and if your voltage is correct I can only assume that the neutral buss in the box is not grounded to the ground buss/rod, or that there is a faulty connection at some point. If my suggestions don t pan out, I d...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 GFI Hot Tub Wireing, volt devices, hot tub
volt devices, hot tub, breakers: You can t use two 120 volt breakers and/or outlets to protect a 240 volt supply. Sorry. There needs to be a common neutral in your circuit, and using two 120 volt devices won t get you there. It seems to me you have two options...bite the bullet and spring...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 to garage for compressor and welder, arc welder, amp breaker
arc welder, amp breaker, buzz box: Hi John, I m not exactly sure what you want to do. You already have a sub panel in the garage and want to add another...or, make it bigger? Anyway, there are some guidelines no matter what. With 8/3 feed cable, a 40 amp breaker is max...probably...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 garage outlet, detached garage, air compressor
detached garage, air compressor, rental property: Richard, If there is no sub panel in the garage I doubt it but you may have a shot. It also depends upon how big a compressor you want to run out there too. Anyway Check to see how the electric gets into the garage from the house. It most likely stubs up...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: Another 220 garage question, buss bar, amp breaker
buss bar, amp breaker, guage wire: Your first question is correct...both black and white go on the breaker, bare ground to ground buss. It was a 15 amp load though. You could have used 14 guage wire, and if the nameplate says use a 15 amp breaker, don t increase the size. Second question,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 ground?, bob osgood, volt unit
bob osgood, volt unit, master electrician: Hi Bobkubob, Sorry just responding...getting back from an emergency job down-state...your question came in while I was gone. Based on your description...it is unusual to hear that both - the AC and dryer would be on the same circuit...clearly they...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 in a junction box, hot water heater, don beck
hot water heater, don beck, junction boxes: Mickey, It is always better to run new wires. If,however, it is not practical in your situation, splicing a wire inside a junction box would be OK in most jurisdictions. The Elec. Insp. always has the last word so it might pay to check with him first....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 LINE, pvc
pvc: I assume the connections are to feed a circuit from one to another, or power a second panel from the existing. It depends on the size of the circuit. A full panel circuit would require a 2 conduit. I use PVC and install a male on each panel and conduit between....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 LINE, air condition, btu
air condition, btu, slab: If you are on a raised foundation you simply crawl under and drill a hole under the existing box and a hole under the area you want the new box. Then you fish the wire from one box to the other. If you are on a slab and the distance is not too great and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Line, window air conditioner, don beck
window air conditioner, don beck, wire nuts: Hi Brian, You can do that. There are some other options open to you. The upstairs 220V outlet was probably for a window air conditioner. You can convert that outlet to 110 V, if you want to. Also, the panel that feeds the 2 220V lines should...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 line, fuse panel, fuse block
fuse panel, fuse block, fuse box: Hi Toyia, It all depends on the size of the fuse panel. If there is room to put a fuse block in the panel, then 220 can be snapped in. A lot depends on the age and amerage of the panel. If you could give me a description what is already in the panel maybe...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 line to 2 110's, transformer fuses, cartridge fuse
transformer fuses, cartridge fuse, coffee pots: Hello Randy, good question. We have several problems. The way I am seeing this, from the main panel this line is just juncioning at water heater one on the top, and continuing to the water heater two box, and this line is the one you would like to add the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 line, bob osgood, proper receptacle
bob osgood, proper receptacle, master electrician: Hi Chris, No...you can not run an extension cord from the stove receptacle outlet to the tanning bed...the stove generally has a 50 amp (or 60) breaker with #6 or #8 wiring....and most tanning beds are 20 amps or less....and use either #12 or #10 wiring....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 line, ac unit, neutral ground
ac unit, neutral ground, volts: Ron: If you haven t removed the dryer, just turn it on and start turning off breakers. Dryers are typically a 30amp 2pole or double wide breaker. If you have the old style 3 prong dryer outlet there will be 2 straight slots at a angle to the single L type...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 line, amp breaker, airconditioners
amp breaker, airconditioners, nameplate: John, it is probably because of the two sets are adjacent, and there may not be enough air around it to help cool it. If there is any way, try splitting them up, relocating the two sets farther apart. It probably will be ok to leave it as is, if it is...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 line, prongs
prongs: Hi. There should be instructions with the outlet. There may also be markings on the outlet, or the neutral may be a lighter color. Depending if you have 3 or 4 prongs, the ones on the left and right are the hot, the round one is the ground (If you have...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 line, welder, time john
welder, time john, shed: A disconnect on the shed is a good idea in case of an emergency. The size of the breaker and the wire feeding the outlet for the welder depends on what the amp draw is of the welder. That info should be on a plate on the welder or in the owners manual...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 line, gauge wire, pool heater
gauge wire, pool heater, breakers: Hi John, You can create space on the panel by using slimline breakers.(2 fit in the space of one). You will need to piggy back enough 20 amp or 15 amp breakers to create a space big enough for a 30 amp 2 pole breaker, as 2 pole breakers cannot be piggy...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 line, miller plasma cutter, amp breaker
miller plasma cutter, amp breaker, gauge wire: Robert, With 1 20 amp breaker for both units, you would not be able to run both at the same time. They would each require their own breaker and outlet. The 30 amp feed would run both at the same time, but then you are risking damaging either or both...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 line install, clarification questions, amp breaker
clarification questions, amp breaker, amp max: OK, 1st of all, a 50 amp draw requires #6 gauge wire, not #8 gauge. Install the 2 hot wires to the breaker and the ground wire to the GROUND bar, not the neutral bar. Most 220V devices do not require a neutral, so check you welder to see if it does....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 line vs 110 line, merry christmas and a happy new year, volt line
merry christmas and a happy new year, volt line, gauge wire: This is a common misconception, a 240 volt line uses less amps than a 120 volt line thereby allowing you to run smaller gauge wire, but the power consumption is the same. For example a motor running at 120 volts drawing 10 amps = 1200 watts, the same motor...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 line for a welder, robert wilber, fuse panel
robert wilber, fuse panel, service terminal: * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * It is not proper to tap off the main service terminal in the manner you propose. Since the fuse panel is so old, I recommend you replace it with a new panel that...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 line, gfci breaker, buss bar
gfci breaker, buss bar, interupted: You will need to get access to the bottom of your panel, use a knock out(hopefully you have room) and run 1 conduit to your hot tub. (you can use 3/4 conduit, but is is consiferablly harder to pull the wire) The GFCI breaker is very difficult to install...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 mcircuit, receptacle, breakers
receptacle, breakers, amp: First turn off the main breaker and this breaker and remove it. Then install 2 breakers sized for the wire, #14 is for a 15 amp, #12 is for a 20 amp and #10 is for a 30 amp. If there is a neutral [white] and 2 colored wires just pigtail the neutral to each...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 moble home, extention cord, voltage drop
extention cord, voltage drop, travel trailer: Hi Caroline, I would run a circuit down to where you have the trailer and install a receptacle there to plug it in. The electric code requires #10 CU for a 30A circuit, however for that length I would use at least #8 CU or #6 AL at 30A this will give you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 OUTLET, slim lines, slim line
slim lines, slim line, breakers: Hi Greg, replacing the service is a great expense that you may be able to avoid. Depending on the make of your panel, there are slim line breakers. These breakers are 1/2 the size of a regular breaker so you can install slim lines in place of the regular...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Outlet for Dryer, conductor wire, fuse box
conductor wire, fuse box, american appliance: Hi Compaq Guy, Just getting back in... Based on your description....the new dryer you bought is up to current Codes....but your home isn t. But...for the time being - the Codes apply only to NEW construction. Every new home built since the 2002 NEC...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 outdoor, rv need, 110v outlet
rv need, 110v outlet, gfci: Hi Ken. The 50amp RV need to have a 3-pole, 4-wire grounding type outlet rated 50 amps, 125/250vac. For your supply, you will have a 2-pole, 3-wire grounding type outlet rated 30amps. Neither of these needs to be gfci protected, because the rv will...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 outlet, hi tim, electric meter
hi tim, electric meter, enough space: Hi Tim, There should be a Main shutoff somewhere, if no in the immediate panel then somewhere between the panel and the electric meter. You can replace the breakers without shutting down the main, you just have to be very careful. Just shut off all...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 outlet added for dryer, prong plug, proper connections
prong plug, proper connections, ground wires: Johnny,, You have a couple of issues here, both can be corrected. First, the dryer should not be doubled up on the A/C breaker as it should have it s own. You need to install a 30 amp double pole breaker into the breaker panel. Make sure it s...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 outlet Dryer not working, space breakers, rocket scientist
space breakers, rocket scientist, light switches: Hi. In order to get 220 volts for the heating element to work, the two hot wires have to be on a different phase. If you put a tester to the dryer plug, and you get a reading between one side and one top/bottom slots, but not between the two side slots,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 outlet in the kitchen, bob osgood, kenmore model
bob osgood, kenmore model, amp breaker: Hi Steven, Based on your description....and your current wiring arrangement - it would be best to install a new double pole 50 amp breaker and #6/3 with ground wiring to the receptacle box location for this stove. The existing 30 amp wiring (more then...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 outlet in a townhome, volt circuit, volt line
volt circuit, volt line, allexperts: Hi Mike, Sorry for the delay....AllExperts/about.com just informed me by e-mail that this question was back logged in their system (I never received an e-mail informing me of your question...I was supposed to be marked as away - on vacation ...but due...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 outlet wiring, recepticle, neutral wire
recepticle, neutral wire, home depot: I dont want to assume, so I will state that you need to be sure the appliance is 220 volts. Be sure the recepticle matches the plug. The wires are two hots and a ground. Assume you have black, white and a bare copper. If the white and black are on the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 outlet, hotwater heater, amp circuit
hotwater heater, amp circuit, don hi: Hi. Each major appliance needs its own circuit. That goes for 110 volts too, such as a dishwasher, disposal, etc. A dryer pulls close to 30 amps as does a water heater. When they both come on, they would try to draw 60 amps from a 30 amp circuit. So,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 outlets, oven control, electric burners
oven control, electric burners, two blacks: Hi Kari, I wnat to make sure I have the right picture. From the breaker panel you have 3 wires coming in, 2 blacks and a ground?(either bare or green). From the stove you have 4 wires, black-red-white-and ground? Is this correct. Just...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 outrlet, amp fuse, volt outlet
amp fuse, volt outlet, nema configurations: Hi Mark, Sorry this response wasn t as quick as my earlier response...but with your experience in up state NY and Alaska..you already know what a crippling effect a storm like this can have......we got a non-stop 2 day total of over 22 inches..(waiting...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 plug single phase, volt device, prong plug
volt device, prong plug, ac unit: Hi Chris, That configuration on the A/C indicates it is a 220 volt device. This info should be with the paperwork that came with and also on a metal plate attached to the rear of the A/C. You should double check this before moving on. If it is 220 Volts,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 plug single phase, prong plug, ac unit
prong plug, ac unit, receptacle: Hi Chris, Unless the receptacle you are wanting to use is on a dedicated circuit you would have to run a new circuit for it. Turn off the power to that receptacle and see if it shuts any others off. If it doesn t let me know and I ll tell you how to convert...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 plug single phase, robert wilber, prong plug
robert wilber, prong plug, volt circuit: - * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * Sounds like a 220 volt [240 volt] plug to me ... If you don t know that, you don t know enough to feed it. Sorry, but you will see my history here is to not teach...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 plug single phase, prong plug, ac unit
prong plug, ac unit, box cable: Hi. Yes, it is 220 volts. The circuit will have to be on its own double pole circuit breaker. You will have to use wire and breakers that match the amp rating on the AC. You need the double pole breaker, wire, outlet and plate, junction box, cable connector...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 problem, professional electrician, hot2
professional electrician, hot2, hot1: Yup if you are getting 240 off of one terminal you need to get a professional electrician in there real quick like as there is a major problem with the circuiting. Too many places to begin looking and without the necessary test equipment and knowledge of...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 receptable, arc welder, e bay
arc welder, e bay, abilene texas: Steve Yes you make a adapter that you can carry with you. What you need to know is what amperage your welder is and then make a piggy back cord with 3-4 different male ends on it for different receptacles you will find. Some times you can make your own or...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 receptacle, receptacle
receptacle: Hi Barry, Long story short, the center can be either neutral or ground. If you have three wires, Black/Red/White you would hook up the white to the center. If you have three wires, Black/White/Ground you would hook up the center to ground. Hope...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 receptical, prongs, electrician
prongs, electrician, amps: Hi. before you connect anything, make sure that the appliance you are using, the wire, and the breaker are all compatible. Check the rating on the appliance, and make sure that the wire is thick enough. At least 14 for 15 amps and 12 for 20 amps. Remember,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 recepticle to 110 recepticle, silver screw, 110v outlet
silver screw, 110v outlet, gold side: Ray, Run a piece of 12/2 with ground from the existing 220V box to the location of the new 110 V box. The new black wire goes onto 1 of the screws of the 220V outlet where the blacks are attached. (either screw). The white going to the new 110V...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 runs for a rotary phase converter, variable frequency drives, rotary phase converter
variable frequency drives, rotary phase converter, static converters: I am going to send you some links to look at and help you with sizing and some other issues. Here is one: http://bg.ecmweb.com/nec/index.htm Here is one on phase convertors: http://www.metalwebnews.com/howto/ph-conv/ph-conv.html The above sit...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 SINGLE PHASE FROM THREE PHASE POWER, robert wilber, singing christmas carols
robert wilber, singing christmas carols, 60 hertz: - * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper installations can cause fire, injury and death! Are you qualified...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 service, clothes dryer, electric stove
clothes dryer, electric stove, breakers: Bill, increasing the size of the breaker may be the answer provided the wire is heavy enough. For a 30amp breaker the wire needs to be #10, for a 40amp breaker the wire needs to be a #8. More than likely the wire won t be over a #12, which would present...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 shop wiring, robert wilber, magic wand
robert wilber, magic wand, dust collector: - * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * (LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper installations can cause fire, injury and death! Should you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 short, bearer of bad news, blue flame
bearer of bad news, blue flame, single mom: Hi. With something that serious, I would not mess around. The cost of a fire would be a lot more than the cost to have it fixed. With all of my electrical dealings, I have never seen anything flame up. If it is an apartment, could the handyman help?...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 single phase run to spa, spa equipment, termination point
spa equipment, termination point, home depot: In the control panel for the spa is the name plate ratings for all the components, and thus the amperage requirements to operate it. If you can run the conduit and then call the electrician....saves time and money. Also, because you are working with a circuit...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 single phase, hot legs, volt
hot legs, volt, black white: A 220 volt plug will have two hot leg connections, and either two others for a neutral and a ground, or just a ground. The neutral connection will be left blank and the pump will wire only have a ground and the two hot legs with no neutral connection. Thanks,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 source split into a 110 receptacle & a 220 receptacle, naked ground, elementary principles
naked ground, elementary principles, wiring connections: Charles, My spelling and grammer aren t the best either, and I have no excuse! Question: 1) Using the hookup you describe..there is 110V Volts between the black wire and ground. 2) Since the white wire going to the 110V outlet is connected the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 sub panel, feeder line, wire feeder
feeder line, wire feeder, heated spa: Lane: Any time you run a feeder to a sub panel allways, allways, allways make it a 4 wire feeder (2hots, 1neut, 1grnd). As far as up grading the main panel. You need to find out if you will need to change the main wires in the meter, and possable the riser...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 to subpanel, subpanel, ground rods
subpanel, ground rods, circuit 3: Hello. In a sub panel, the ground can not be connected to the neutrals. I guess it is to prevent the grounds from being hot if the main neutral accidently disconnects. (then everything from one phase is in series with everything on the other phase at 220...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 switch for my pool pump, line terminals, incoming power
line terminals, incoming power, pool pump: William, a double pole switch will have two line terminals(incoming power) and two load terminals (going to motor)and possibly a ground (green) terminal. In that you mention only three wires, I assume that this is the incoming power and will consist...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 switch, pigtail, time thanks
pigtail, time thanks, happy easter: From the breaker take the black to one of the bottom terminals, and the red to the other bottom terminal. The switch is a double pole single throw switch, DPST, Then take the black to the garage to the terminal above the black from the panel, do the same...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 V TO 110 WIRING, plain copper, silver screw
plain copper, silver screw, brass screw: David, The main thing to do is remove the breaker from the panel and install either a 15 amp or a 20 amp single pole breaker. The size of the breaker depends on the wire size. The black wire goes onto the breaker. The red wire gets capped with a wire...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 V 3 & 4 Wire systems, machine colors, volt device
machine colors, volt device, wht blk: Double check to be sure this is a 240 volt device, the machine colors indicate it is a 120 volt device. If it is a 240 volt, you can attach a four conductor cord, connect the cord white and green both to the green terminals, the black to black and the red...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 V coming into a GFCI outlet, gfci outlet, electrician
gfci outlet, electrician, wes: Hi Wes. It sounds to me like you may have a gfci outlet that is either faulty, or needs to be reset. Try resetting it first, then check. If resetting doesn t work, then you should get an electrician in to check the wiring, and/or replace the outlet. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 V extension cord, thhn, extension cord
thhn, extension cord, treadmill: Victor, The blue or green wire is the one we have to get right. There is one connection on both ends that is different than the other 2. This connection gets the blue wire. The red and black wires go onto the other 2 screws. It doesn t matter on the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 V receptacle in the garage, wire nuts, 220v receptacle
wire nuts, 220v receptacle, wire nut: Your dryer motor most likely is 120 volts, not 240 like the heating elements, and if it s not heating, then you ve lost one leg of your power. Check the voltage to ground on each leg (120), and then between them (240). I think your problem is in your joints...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 VOLT, amp breaker, seabra
amp breaker, seabra, wattage: Usually when you are given an amp rating on an appliance, that is the breaker size that is needed for that appliance. And if you have an appliance rated at 50amps @ 240V, then you need to put a 50 amp double pole breaker on that circuit with #6-3 with ground...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Volt 3-way switch wiring, switch setup, way switch
switch setup, way switch, hot wire: Hi Elan. You could do this by running a hot wire from phase A to one side of the outlet, and running the hot wire from phase B thru a 3-way switch setup, ending up with the switch leg landing on the the other side of the outlet. Anytime the switch breaks...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Volt to run a table saw, power cables, j box
power cables, j box, twist lock: John: You need to build you own cord. Buy the twist lock that fits your generator. The buy some SO or SJ cord 12/2 w grnd the length you need, then buy a 20/220volt singe outlet. mount in a small metal j-box with cover. Black and white will be your hots,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Volt Switch, hot lines, water heater
hot lines, water heater, dpst switch: Hi Tony, You can install a DPST switch in a wall box.(Double pole, single throw). The 2 hot lines from the breaker go on the the top 2 screws, and the 2 wires go from the bottom 2 screw to the heater. When this switch is off, it shuts down all power...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Volt wiring, hot legs, wire nut
hot legs, wire nut, pig tails: As long as the two will not operate at the same time, you can branch off to another receptacle. It will require a three wire #10 guage cable. There will be the two hot legs plus the ground. I would recommend installing pig tails on the existing receptacle,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Volt, hot legs, safe way
hot legs, safe way, receptacle: If this is a singular need, with no other plans to attach, then 10/2 works. You need the 2 hot legs and the equipment ground. If you may in the future add to this for someother tool close by, then 10/3 is the safe way to go. The white wire is for 110volt...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Vs 110, electric baseboard heaters, 220 volt
electric baseboard heaters, 220 volt, watt heater: Rick, There will be no appreciable savings. Wattage is wattage no matter how you slice it with voltage. Here s how it works: You have a 1000 watt heater that operates at 120 volts and a 1000 watt heater operating at 240 volts which is exactly double...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 v AC circuit breaker, gage wire, amp load
gage wire, amp load, ac circuit: Hi Brian, The Amp load of the A/C unit will work on a 20A circuit so you might try just replacing the receptacle. What may get you into trouble is the start up load of the A/C. If the 20A breaker trips you will need to replace the wire with 10 gage wire and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 v neutral quandry, switch legs, amp circuit
switch legs, amp circuit, heat tape: Steve, Under ordinary wiring conditions the green would be the ground and the 220 volt mat would not need a neutral. Since you are feeding it with a GFCI breaker, then you must have a neutral so the GFCI can read it. So, white would go to green and cap the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 v Outlet, open slots, open slot
open slots, open slot, circuit breaker panel: This could be hard to understand but here goes. Different panels have different configurations and allow different possibilities. For instance....You may be able to purchase a 4 toggle 2pole breaker that will give you the 110 for the existing circuit next...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 v oven wiring, step down transformer, qualified electrician
step down transformer, qualified electrician, copper wiring: Julian, You ll need to look in the breaker panel and find the breaker that controls the old oven. The breaker should have 2 wires on it. These 2 colors are the ones that go onto the black and red wires of the oven, 1 on each. If the breaker only has...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 v receptacle to 110v, volt outlet, window air cond
volt outlet, window air cond, wire bottom: Hi. It is simple. In the panel box, take the white wire off of the breaker and put it on the bar where the other white wires are. At the outlet, replace it with a 110 volt outlet, and wire as normal. I hope this helps. Feel free to ask any follow...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 v wiring under house, swimming pool equipment, grounding wire
swimming pool equipment, grounding wire, final call: Hi Fed, If I read your question correctly, you just want to add a grounding wire for your pool. If you check with your local inspector, he may allow you to just drive a ground rod near the pool electrical equipment and ground it that way. If he...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 v, steam shower, voltage drop
steam shower, voltage drop, glitch: Darrell, Must be a glitch. I ll try again If it s a normal house run in length( 100 feet or so), then use a 30 amp, 220 volt GFI breaker ahead of 10/3 with ground romex wire. If the run is a long one, I would use 8/3 with ground wire, attached...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 versus 110, volt service, bedroom apartment
volt service, bedroom apartment, rewired: Look at your breaker panel and see how many wires are coming into main breaker from the meter. If there are only 2...then it s only 110 Volt service. If there are 3, 2 going to the main breaker and 1 to the neutral bar(where all the white wires are connected),...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt, neutral wire, volt outlet
neutral wire, volt outlet, hot wire: Hi Wogilvie. It sounds like your existing cable has 2 hot wires (black & red), 1 ground wire (green) and 1 neutral wire (white). Your welder, being 220vac, will not utilize the neutral, so the white wire is not needed. Install the plug using the 2 hots...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt, volt outlet, voltmeter
volt outlet, voltmeter, welder: The welder doesn t require a neutral most likely. Use the green {ground} and black and red {hot wires, 120 volts each}. Should do ya just fine but as always check to make sure the white is a neutral. Use a voltmeter between either the red and the white and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt, 3 phase motor, single phase motor, 60 hertz
single phase motor, 60 hertz, amp circuit: Michael, Thank you for the kind words and you are very welcome. Hell, you know more about this stuff than me! I confused you on the ramp up. Let s fix that first. If you start a motor across the line it is going to use locked rotor amperage. [4 to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt: 3 wire plug, 4 wire outlet, foot extension cord, prong plug
foot extension cord, prong plug, welder: The four prong dryer outlet has the ground and neutral separated. Your dryer needs a neutral because it uses both 220 volts and 110 volts. Your welder only uses 220 volts. Therefore your welder needs two hots and a ground. So you would not wire up the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220-volt, masterbath, heat lamp
masterbath, heat lamp, surface light: 220 heat lamp? ...not likely, though there may be a built in heater [common] that requires a whole circuit itself. It is impossible to tell what purpose the wires serve without inspection and test. They may have replaced a surface light with the can and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt appliance, 60 hertz, control circuits
60 hertz, control circuits, resistive load: I unfortunately don t know what a bad boy kettle is. Do you know if the kettle is rated 50/60 cycle or 20/60 hertz anywhere on it? Is it just a resistive load [just elements that get hot?] or are fans and control circuits involved. Generally you can...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt for appliances, refrigerators, dryers
refrigerators, dryers, appliances: Hi Joseph. If the appliances are rated for 220vac, 60 hz, then you can install and use it in you home. I really doubt if you will find any US made appliances that are for 220vac, other than ranges and dryers. If you are wanting to use overseas appliances...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt common (white wire), conductor wire, volt circuit
conductor wire, volt circuit, 110 volts: Hi. A 110 volt circuit has one hot and one neutral. A 220 volt circuit has 2 hots. Some appliances, such as dryers have both 110 and 220 volt components, so they have two hots and a neutral. So, if someone uses 3 conductor wire and doesn t need 110...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt electric outlet, electrical info, nameplate
electrical info, nameplate, craftsmen: Hi Kirk. If the pump is in use, then you can not use this circuit, and you will need to run a new circuit. Use the electrical info on the compressor s nameplate to get the correct size wire and breaker, then run that size of cable from your panel, and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt extension cord, lincoln welder, buzz box
lincoln welder, buzz box, 220 volt: I will make an assumption that it is a 50amp buzz box type or Lincoln welder. The wire will need to be sized for the amp, but the connector should do. Make sure the wire feeding the dryer recepticle is also rated to 50amp+. It would be best to use appropriate...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt extension cord, 220 volt, ground bus
220 volt, ground bus, ground wires: I wouldn t recommend it. Most dryers use the neutral for 120 volt operations, timer, keypad etc. I do not know if this would damage the welder or not. Technically the neutral and ground are bonded together in the panel but it is not a true ground. With...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt extension cord, foot extension cord, national electrical manufacturers
foot extension cord, national electrical manufacturers, female counterpart: Gary, You have to get a duplicate male plug like the one on the welder and also its female counterpart. Then you will need 15 feet of 10-3 S cord. All these parts should be available at HD or Lowes. If not a good electrical supply house will definitely...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt extenson, colors
colors: Hi It s always hard to answer if you can do it yourself, because some people feel comfortable doing certain things, some don t. Many homeowners do wire dryer outlets. Yes, it is easier to run a new wire than trying to splice 10 guage wire. You will...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt gfci protection, home electrical panel, pool motor
home electrical panel, pool motor, amp breaker: Both hot leads off of the breaker to the motor; run a ground wire to the motor; white lead off of the breaker to the panel s neutral buss. The motor doesn t need the neutral, and you shouldn t run it to the motor, only to cap it off, or connect it to the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt heater, amp breaker, shock hazard
amp breaker, shock hazard, 220 volt: Yes, your heater will draw about 21 amps so you will need # 10 wire to power it attached to a 30 amp breaker. Most heaters do not require a neutral wire, but check your wiring diagram to make sure. If yours doesn t need a neutral, the 10/2 with ground...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt line splice for dedicated circuit, don beck, amp circuit
don beck, amp circuit, pvc pipe: Hi Les, Some jurisdictions allow for a splice in a junction box, others don t. I would check with yout local Elec. Insp. I am assuming the wire and junction box are inside the house and not outside exposed to moisture and weather. In this case, a...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt question, copper conductors, large laundry room
copper conductors, large laundry room, home improvement store: Stacey, nothing nutty about your question. You may not be able to find a ready made cord for your purpose, but you can make your own. You ll need a rubber cord with #10 copper conductors either three or four wire, depending on the number of blades on the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt receptacle, stove repair, repair person
stove repair, repair person, prongs: Ok...this is strange. I would vote for a bad connection somewhere. There arent many connections...so start at the breaker. Switch the wires on the breaker and see if the status remains on one particular pole of the breaker...or if it follows the wire...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt receptacle needed for welder, amp welder, amp service
amp welder, amp service, subpanels: I d have to say if you have a 60 amp subpanel in the garage, filled with circuits, and you had an additional load such as your welder, you may overload the feeder to that panel, but I don t know what load is already on the panel, or if it would accomodate...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt receptacle, fuse box, step explanation
fuse box, step explanation, room thanks: David, A #12 wire will handle up to 20 amps, which is more than double of the draw of the machine. However, if the manual recommends 12 ga wire then that is what you should use to make sure the warranty stays in force. In that case, use a 20 amp double...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt switch, craftsman model, black jump
craftsman model, black jump, bottom post: Hi Todd, Due to a cooling fan malfunction on our main computer system - we are temporarily down until the new fan arrives next week. (I m on a remote system). I will not be able to log-in and answer any questions until the network computer is back...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt switch, craftsman model, volt switch
craftsman model, volt switch, black jump: Todd, that s the way it works. Momentary contact start/stop stations are pilot duty and allow for easy control for motors at remote locations or multiple locations and/or large motor loads where the actual across the line loads are handled by heavier...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt switch, craftsman model, volt switch
craftsman model, volt switch, black jump: Todd, The motor starter is a totally separate item and comes in its own enclosure measuring approx 8 X 12 . If your buddy wants fancy shmancy he ll have to shell out the bucks for one of these starters and then take up the challenge of wiring it up. Its...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt switch, craftsman model, black jump
craftsman model, black jump, bottom post: I can t find any info on the CR2940 either, but from your description, my best guess is L2 is a neutral. #1 and #3 are your 220 volt SOURCE and #2 and #3 (yes, it s common) are your LOAD to your motor. Again, from your description, it would appear that...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt switch, craftsman model, black jump
craftsman model, black jump, bottom post: Hi Todd. I am assuming that the start and stop pushbuttons are the type that stay in when you push them in. Some will just close a set of contacts momentarily, then open right back up. This type is uded alot for start pushbuttons. Like I said, I am assuming...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt switch receptacle., 220 volt, best bet
220 volt, best bet, router table: Hi. I have never seen one or heard of one. Your best bet is to go to an electrical supply house. They have almost everything, and have catalogs where they can look and see. If anyone makes it, they can order it. However, due to the fact that a 220...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt switch wiring, 220 volt, compressor motor
220 volt, compressor motor, power wires: You can either use a single or double pole switch. However remember if you use a single pole switch, there will be power on the compressor motor at all times, even with the switch off. A double pole switch will break both legs, the single pole will only break...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt switch, craftsman model, black jump
craftsman model, black jump, bottom post: Todd, I agree with the frustration. These type switches are one of the items which have standard wiring sequences, regardless of manufacturer, unfortunatly that is not the case. I do not have the information on this switch either, and checked with the local...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt Welder wiring, power conductors, gfci breaker
power conductors, gfci breaker, volt circuit: First, a GFCI breaker has a neutral or white wire in addition to the two spots to land your power wires. A normal breaker only has the two spots, and you wouldn t, or shouldn t be using a GFCI breaker for your welder anyway. To wire a normal 240 volt circuit,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt wire to wire box, amp breaker, bearer of bad news
amp breaker, bearer of bad news, gauge wire: Hi. You must use a double pole 30 amp breaker. If you can t find one anywhere, and an electrician can t find one, they you would need to replace your panel. Using any other size breaker either won t work, or will cause a fire which your homeowners insurance...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt wiring to Garage, amp circuit breaker, wire conductor
amp circuit breaker, wire conductor, amp service: Frank All you would need to do is run a 4 wire conductor either in the ground with conduit or overhead which ever you prefer.In the house 200 amp panel install a 2 pole 50 amp circuit breaker for the new garage sub panel. Then in the garage install the wires...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt wiring for garage, volt air compressor, volt outlet
volt air compressor, volt outlet, short periods: Probably the correct way to do this would be to turn your dryer circuit into a feeder, a 30 amp feeder that supplys power to a small 2 circuit panel box where you can install. a 30 amp breaker for the dryer and a 20 amp breaker for the air compressor. That...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volt wiring, prong plug, exact colors
prong plug, exact colors, pain in the butt: By code you need to run a new wire to the entrance, separating the neutral and ground. If you do it by code you don t have enough wires for your plug. Next what is the warranty on the dryer if you don t wire to a PROPERERLY WIRED four wire plug? Apparently...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: about 220 volt, large laundry room, 220 volt
large laundry room, 220 volt, extension cord: If you are talking a reasonable length, not 20 feet, yes they do make an extension cord. Check at a home supply such as Lowes or Home Depot. Draw your cord or the receptacle to be sure you get the correct one. Thanks for asking, no question is stupid if you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 voltage line for washer and dryer, amp fuse, voltage requirement
amp fuse, voltage requirement, recepticle: Joe, The main concern I have is that the wire you ran to the dryer is too small. It should be a 10/3 with ground as it is connected to a 30 amp breaker. It is possible to overheat the 12/3 wire without the breaker tripping. Also,the 12/3 will not be able...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 volts with no neutral?, thickness planer, dual voltage
thickness planer, dual voltage, hots: Hi Dale, No, a 220 circuit doesnt require a neutral. If a third wire is present at a 220 outlet, then its a ground or a return for a 120/240 outlet.. As some appliances, tools require both voltages and need them present at the outlet. Without...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 vrs 110, hot legs, vrs
hot legs, vrs, electrical equipment: Hi Peter. This is a common misconception. The orginal installation will cost less, due to using smaller wires, conduit, and other electrical equipment. The current draw is the same, ratio wise. If you have a 110v motor that draws 20 amps, then if you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 vs 110 wiring, power mode, bandsaw
power mode, bandsaw, volts: Hello Chuck. You actually will not lose anything. The motor is designed for different voltages and will operate at the same RPM in either power mode. The only difference will be the amp draw will be higher using 120 volts and the wiring would need to be large...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 vs 110, 110 volts, appliances
110 volts, appliances, spa: The difference is in the installation. A 220volt circuit is expensive to create. Usually in the $1200 range. Most contractors want to keep it simple and the 120volt system is simple. The 220/240volts appliances are far more economical and cheaper to maintain....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 WIRING, 220 volt appliances, amp breaker
220 volt appliances, amp breaker, amp plug: Hi. All 220 volt appliances have to be on their own circuit, so you will need an outlet that accepts a 15 amp plug. You could use the same wire, but you would need to change the breaker and the outlet. It would take quite a bit to trip a 30 amp breaker,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Wiring for Oven / Stove, amp breaker, electrican
amp breaker, electrican, stovetops: The idea of running 2 6/3 cables, 1 for each unit, would certainly cover any required power that is needed. However, it would be an expense that may not be needed. If one of the new units only required 30 amps and a 10 gauge wire, there is no need to pay...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 Wiring, gauge wires, amp load
gauge wires, amp load, amp breaker: Assuming that your unit draws a 16 amp load, twelve guage wire, 70 feet, will result in a 3.7% (or 4.425 volt) voltage drop. Still within limits, which can range from 3-5%. The lower, the better. Motors starting up, will draw what is called locked rotor...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wall oven, gage wire, amp breaker
gage wire, amp breaker, residential usage: Jeff: First of all 10 gage wire is rated at 30 amps in residential usage. A 40 amp breaker should be #8 gage. If the double oven is 5000watts or 5kw or less the # 10 is allright to use just put a 30amp breaker on it. As far as the j-box is concerned it can...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 water heater, bob osgood, hot water heaters
bob osgood, hot water heaters, electric hot water heaters: Hi Nick, It is a common practice in most homes (old and new) to have standard 10/2 with ground ran for a feed to electric hot water heaters....having only a black, white and ground. Where white is the standard color for a neutral - we put a wrap of red...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 water heater, robert wilber, gauge wire
robert wilber, gauge wire, water heater: * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * Water heater wiring A new circuit would be black and white too. The water heater feed should be 10-gauge wire. You re right, it doesn t matter which feed wire gets...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wire arrangement, hot legs, sump pump
hot legs, sump pump, norm: I am concerned that the pump wires are black,white,green for a 220volt use. A typical 220 motor is black,black,green to indicate 220 as a norm. Read the label to make sure, then if you are certain, black and white are both hot legs and connect green to equipment...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wire for garage, metal lathe, safe bet
metal lathe, safe bet, romex: I would guess that 50amps would suffice, unless you bring in a welder some day. 60amps is a safe bet. #8 copper for up to 50....#6 if you think you just might do something bigger in the future. You can put in a 70amp subpanel to take care of most of your...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring?, guage wire, island kitchen
guage wire, island kitchen, prongs: Hi. Yes, it could very well be a fire hazard. Dryers (and L prongs) are rated for 30 amps. Ranges (and straight prongs) are 50 amps. If you use a 50 amp appliance on wiring for 30 amps, it could easily overheat. Is this a full range or a cooktop?...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring, volt motor, prong
volt motor, prong, volts: You may have made a common mistake checking the voltage. In order to ensure you have 240 volts, you must check the voltage from one hot socket to the other to read 240 volts. If you check each socket to ground, you can be reading the same power leg in two...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring, amp breaker, amp service
amp breaker, amp service, oulet: Dale, If you already have a sub panel in the shop then you are really set. If the welder takes draws between 20 and 30 amps, use 10/3 wire with ground on a 30 amp 2 pole breaker. If it draws over 30 amps,use 8/3 wire with ground on a 40 amp breaker....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring/110 conversion, electrian, level improvement
electrian, level improvement, neutral wire: Holy cow! If your saying you can remove a wire from the breaker, and then touch this wire with a tester and it s hot.....you are correct, this is not good. If this is the case, the location where this wire goes needs to be checked as it is being back...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring, homeowners insurance, electrician
homeowners insurance, electrician, screws: Hi. If you do this, either the breaker would trip or the wire would catch fire. The range needs to be on its own circuit, and it has to have wire that is thick enough for a range (which is much thicker than a dryer. Contact an electrician, who can...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring, amp breaker, floor laundry
amp breaker, floor laundry, basement ceiling: Hi Doug, You could have problems because a 40 amp breaker is too big for the dryer. You dryer could overheat without tripping the breaker. If possible, you may able to run the wires outside, then go underground to where you need to go, then run them...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring, peak amps, extension cord
peak amps, extension cord, welder: Jesse, Your 12 wire should be OK for the outlet. The extension cord should be OK, it depends on the voltage at the outlet. Check this calculator out: http://www.electrician2.com/calculators/wireocpd_ver_1.html The problem may be what outlet?...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring, don lloyd, amp breaker
don lloyd, amp breaker, shock hazard: LLoyd, No, that would still only give you a 110Volts at the appliance. A 15 amp, double pole breaker is required and the wire to the appliance has to be a 14/2 with ground and be the only thing on that circuit. If you buy a 15 amp 2 pole breaker,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring, bob osgood, master electrician
bob osgood, master electrician, electrical load: Hi Wogilvie, Based on your description, the existing cord is actually a 120/240 volt cord and not just a 240 volt cord. It may have been formerly used by a dryer or range...or some other device that required 4 wire (both - new dryers and ranges now do...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring, master electrician, hi amy
master electrician, hi amy, quick reply: Hi Amy, Thanks for following-up.....let me know how your attic exploration went tonight....and any other new discoveries you should come across that may help to uncover the root of the problem....I ll do what I can to help. Best Wishes, Bob ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring, red stripe, hots
red stripe, hots, prong: Ok, you have the old style wiring [2 hots and a ground wire] without a neutral in it. While technically you could divide the ground into a hot and neutral, that does not give anybody who would touch the exterior of the stove any protection from a shock. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring, amp circuit, hots
amp circuit, hots: It depends on the application. If the motor or whatever calls for a neutral then you will need to run 10-3 w/g for a 30 amp circuit. 12-3 w/g for a 20 amp and 14-3 w/g for a 15 amp circuit. If it does not require a neutral then you can run 10-2, 12-2, or...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring, bob osgood, master electrician
bob osgood, master electrician, holiday trip: Hi Ray, Sorry just responding....we were out of the area for the week-end ...lots of catching up to do. Based on your description....you are replacing an old NEMA 10-30R (3 prong) with a new NEMA 14-30R (4 prong). Using the 4 wire you have....the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring, amp breaker, c unit
amp breaker, c unit, staples: Hi Trevor, We ll just cover the whole procedure and make sure everything is correct. We need to determibe the correct wire size and breaker size. On the A/C plate it will list the amps required. If it is 15 amps of less, 14/3 wire with ground and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring and bonding grid, conduit questions, amp circuit
conduit questions, amp circuit, copper wires: Jay You can use a 2 wire system for the heat pump. As long as the wire size is a #8 or larger hook up the 2 hots and use the ground wire to the panel in the house. You can also run a ground rod next to the pump bit really don t need to because the GFCI wont...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring on concession trailer, concession trailer, rv supply
concession trailer, rv supply, receptacle: It would be better if the garage receptacle was changed to a 4 wire receptacle. You should be able to purchase an adapter at any RV supply to convert the 4 to 3 wire. I would either change the garage receptacle or use an adapter because at a campsite, they...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring in conduit, explosion proof equipment, commercial garages
explosion proof equipment, commercial garages, commercial garage: Hi Bill. The NEC has certain rules for commercial garages, and one of the biggest is the rule limiting raceways and equipment from a zone 18 above the floor, which, by code, is defined as a hazardous location, requiring seals and explosion-proof equipment....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring to Electric Heat Pump, amp breaker, air handler
amp breaker, air handler, amperage: Mike You will need to have a wire at each unit according to the amperage it is requesting. If the new heat pump is 40 amps than you will need to have a 40 amp breaker for this unit and a means of disconnecting the unit in case someone has to service it.Then...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring for electric baseboard heat, robert wilber, electric baseboard heat
robert wilber, electric baseboard heat, electric baseboard heaters: - * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper installations can cause fire, injury and death! Are you qualified...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring for jaquzzi, amp breaker, jaquzzi
amp breaker, jaquzzi, gauge wire: Hi. Sorry it took so long to answer. I was traveling and my laptop died. Depending on the type of wire, you need AT LEAST number 6 wire. (smaller number is thicker wire.) When you go to buy the wire, have them check the ampacity of it. Twelve gauge...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring and mig welder, mig welder, gren
mig welder, gren, hookup: Hi Paul. It sounds like the unit does not require the neutral, so your hookup would work. The size of wire depends on the breaker feeding this unit. If it is 40amp, then #10 is too small, you would need the next size up, a #8 copper. You might want to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring from panel to shop vac and saw, vacs, white tie
vacs, white tie, 12a: Hi Karl, If i understand you correctly, your shop vac only has 3 wires (counting ground)? And your feed has 4 (w/g). Well your feed is 240V. And it sounds like your vac is 120V. Hook the vacs white to the feeds white, tie off the grounds...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring: shop and air condenser unit, condenser unit, air condenser
condenser unit, air condenser, amp breaker: Hi Brian, This would be unsafe and a code violation. The lathe would actually be running off of the 40 amp breaker in the panel and could easily catch fire without the breaker tripping should something go wrong and could be a serious shock hazard if the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring for welder, volt outlet, seabra
volt outlet, seabra, amperage: First of all you need to make sure that the wiring that was there for your pump is rated to handle the amperage that your welder will draw. As for the wiring that you need to use.... the red and black will be your hot leads, cap off the white wire and push...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220 wiring?, amp plug, island kitchen
amp plug, island kitchen, receptacle: Hi Brad. If your breaker is a 30amp breaker, a 30amp outlet is ok, however a 50amp is not. If your breaker is a 50amp breaker, a 50amp outlet is ok, however a 30amp is not. Find the kw rating of the stove, divide by 220, and increase that amount by...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220, hi doug, gfci
hi doug, gfci, model number: Hi Doug, The basic wiring is easy; it s the little things that need to be done to make it safe. If you will send me the make and model number of the tub, I ll see what I can come up with. Also, how far is it from the electric panel to the tub? Do...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V and 110V, dale hope, collision theory
dale hope, collision theory, quick reply: Hi AJ, I don t know what kind of base the lamp takes, if it is a Edison base which is standard here, most any bulb will work. If it takes a different type base they may have to special order it from somewhere like WW Grainger, they have, or can get, most...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V to 110V, Follow up to question from 1/10/05, dangerous wiring, test light
dangerous wiring, test light, electrician: If the green wire is connected anywhere but the ground, someone did some dangerous wiring. This needs to be checked soon! Taking one wire off of a double pole breaker and using one leg is illegal. If there is a problem with the circuit, most likely it will...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V to two 110V outlets?, slim line, breakers
slim line, breakers: Hi Mary, Your panel may be able to take slim line breakers. These are regular breakers but are 1/2 the size of a normal breaker so you can fit 2 into one space. Replacing a few breakers with the slim line will open up a space of the new breakers. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V to 110V, 110v outlet, neutral wire
110v outlet, neutral wire, c unit: There will be a double pole breaker that fed the original 240 receptacle. You will need two single pole breakers, one to attach the new circuit to and a second to take up the space in the panel. There will be two wires connected to the original breaker, attach...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V to 208V, electrial engineers, mail phone
electrial engineers, mail phone, voltage change: yzza, I understand the situation. However I make my living by consulting and reverse engineering work, involving situations just like this. For an individual with a problem, I have and will help them out of other types of jams or problems. Even a...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V (3 wire) to 110V conversion, don beck, bare wire
don beck, bare wire, neutral wire: Darin, There is no easy way to find the correct breaker, However, you can eliminate some. The breaker you are looking for will have 2 wires attached to it, one will be black, the other red. Any breaker with just one black wire attached to it, you can eliminate....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V 30 amp A/C, volt circuits, amp plug
volt circuits, amp plug, cutlerhammer: It is all one unit but it serves two 220 volt circuits independent of each other. Basically it is two double poles that happen to be stuck to each other. The two wires on the inside poles will go to one 220 volt circuit, and the two wires on the outside...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V, 50 Amp Alum to copper, amp spa, awg wire
amp spa, awg wire, amp breaker: Hi Randy, The biggest problem is the # 8 aluminum wire is too small to be connected to the 50 amp breaker. # 8 aluminum should be connected to a 30 amp breaker. With the way the wire is set up now, the # 8 wire could overheat, and start melting the insulation...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V Breaker installation, clothes dryer, voltmeter
clothes dryer, voltmeter, breakers: Hi. In order to get 220 volts, the breakers have to be on different poles. That would be every other big slot. If you put two thin breakers in one slot, they are both on the same pole, and it won t work. They make thin breakers for two slots with a total...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V circuit serving appliance 100ft away, cartridge fuse, amp breaker
cartridge fuse, amp breaker, gauge wire: Hi Remy, In theory, 10 gauge wire and a 30 amp breaker should be fine. However, I understand your feelings about the length of the run. I would go with a 8 gauge wire from the main panel to a small 2 cartridge fuse disconnect in the garage.A 40 amp breaker...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V Dryer in a 110V outlet, fuse boxes, don beck
fuse boxes, don beck, fuse box: Hi Jas, Some old Apt. buildings do not have 220V available. I doubt the landlord would allow such a thing as a switch over would require all new fuse boxes, meters, entrance wires and supply from the power company. This would cost thousands of dollars....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V Dryer melt down, silver screw, receptical
silver screw, receptical, copper wire: Your connection was correct except for one thing...connect your bare and white to the silver screw. However, I don t think this caused your problem. Most likely the black wire wasn t making good contact, or was loose. This would generate a lot of heat, causing...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V Extension cord, neutral wire, extension cord
neutral wire, extension cord, place thanks: Hi Sean, On a 220V circuit with both the white and black hot, it doesn t matter which goes where. However, since your saw can run on 110 V, make sure the saw does not need a neutral wire. This info should be with the paperwork that came with it. If it...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V GFI circuit, silver screw, brass screws
silver screw, brass screws, ground bus: Hi Rob, There are 240V 20 amp, 2 pole breakers available. You local home center may not stock them as they probably don t sell too many, but they should be able to tell you where you can get one. The 2 hots go to the brass screws of the breaker. ...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V hockup, waterheater, wire nut
waterheater, wire nut, pigtail: Hi Sigi, At the breaker panel: black to one screw of the breaker red to other screw of the breaker ground to neutral bar cap the white with a wire nut. It will not be used. At the heater: black to black red to white ground to ground white............will...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V Infrared Heaters burned out instantly, infinite resistance, infrared heaters
infinite resistance, infrared heaters, quick reply: - * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * Are these heaters rated for outside use? [damp or wet location] The heaters should probably be hard-wired if they are permanently fastened to the structure....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V for a Jacuzzi, don beck, height restrictions
don beck, height restrictions, ground fault: Hi Jon, The Jacuzzi and stove running at the same time would probably trip the breaker. I am assuming the breaker panel is quite a distant from the Jacuzzi location. Even so, the Jacuzzi should have it s own breaker in the panel as it should be ground...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V light fixture, size threads, replacement bulbs
size threads, replacement bulbs, lighting store: Hi. You can wire it to 110 volts, but the bulbs will be very dim. You also probably won t find replacement bulbs. You will need to change the sockets to American sockets. The only problem may be is that European sockets use metric size threads. Check...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V outlet, don beck, horizontal slot
don beck, horizontal slot, 110v outlet: Hi Brad, The outlet you mentioned is designed for 220V only. Notice the slot on the right has a horizontal slot attached to the vertical slot. This indicates 220V. The outlet your relative has can be converted to a 110V outlet. If you want instructions...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V outlet off of subpanel, buss bar, subpanel
buss bar, subpanel, welding machine: Hi Will, The ground wire goes to the bare wired ground buss bar. Your welder outlet does not require a neutral. Part 2...No need for the neutral, but putting it where it should be is OK, that will keep it from laying loose where it could cause trouble....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V outlet, amp fuses, amp fuse
amp fuses, amp fuse, espresso machine: You can get a 240 volt GFCI. They generally are used for spas and pools and you d find them there or at electrical supply houses, but I don t think home improvement stores. But the GFCI is just going to provide ground fault protection...not overload protection....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V receptacle, but 240V appliance, wall receptacle, strange background
wall receptacle, strange background, outlet boxes: I would cap off the left side and just use the black and white from the right side to get the 240 volts you need. If you find out that something else is not working you will have to track it down and back to here. If that becomes the case let me know and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V Switch Idea, el paso county, vehicle lifts
el paso county, vehicle lifts, generator power: Hi Will. You can do this. Look for a double pole, double throw with center off switch, which should be alot less than a transfer switch. Leviton has one with a #1282 (15amp, 1 horsepower). You will need to make sure the switch is rated for your lift...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V Switch, v line, dust collector
v line, dust collector, hots: Hi Jeff, The switch will break 1/2 of the 220 V line and shut down the device, but I always use a double pole switch so both hots are shut down in the off position. I have always thought this is the better way so there isn t a hot line at the device...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V service for a 20amp 5hp Delta Table Saw, conductor size, morning alex
conductor size, morning alex, delta table: Afternoon Darryl, A slow burn breaker (does not immediatally trip) will handle a momenterily spike in amperage (say like your saw starting up) without tripping. If this was my job i would go with a double 30A breaker, run...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V Wiring, robert wilber, home depot
robert wilber, home depot, clothes dryer: - * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * Sounds like you have the wrong receptacle. Or is your compressor 120/240? Check the NEMA configuration of your compressor plug and match it to the right receptacle....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V wiring, tub drains, plumbing problems
tub drains, plumbing problems, fuse box: Hi. Every 220 volt appliance must have its own circuit. They can t share it. It s not safe. Unfortunately, as much as it may cost to fix it properly, it is a good bargain compared with the costs of having a fire. To try to fix it yourself, you would...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V wiring, wall oven, bx cable
wall oven, bx cable, 220 volts: Hi. There should be instructions somewhere, even if you have to go on line. You will be able to get 220 volts between the red and the black. However, some parts of the stove are 110, which is why it requires the white neutral. The bare ground is for...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220V, mechanical protection, joists
mechanical protection, joists, rafter: From your question I m going to guess and assume you re running three separate wires. If so, yes, they need to be in conduit. If you re running a cable, those three wires already have some sort of protection, but you still need to be concerned about mechanical...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220Volt-related question, volt circuits, cell phone battery
volt circuits, cell phone battery, question pool: Mike, it was Greg that answered. I found the question in the question pool and decided to answer. You are right Mike, high voltage should not be taken lightly (it will actually jump out at you), the point I was trying to make is that lower voltage (110...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v, neutral wire, 220 volts
neutral wire, 220 volts, 110 volts: Hi. Unfortunately you probably can t. Appliances that use both 220 and 110 volts have 3 wires. Appliances that are only 220 or only 110 have 2 wires. Since the pump should be only 220 volts, you will not have a neutral wire which you need for 110 volts....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v-to-110 v, amp circuit, removing a wall
amp circuit, removing a wall, ground wires: Hi Keith, You can do this but there are a couple of things you need to be aware of. I am assuming these outlets will be in the kitchen area since they were for an oven. If so, the circuits must be 20 amp. If these outlets will be in a different location,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v to 110 v, black leads, v line
black leads, v line, well pump: Luke, there are many ways to hook up electricity to work, but the difference is when you want it to be safe. You cannot, by code, ground the neutral of a receptacle, which is what you are doing. Putting a neutral on the ground could, easily, cause the ground...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v into 110v, silver screw, volt outlet
silver screw, volt outlet, electrical line: Hi Darin, Yes. Remove the red wire from the breaker and cap it, leave all other wires as they are. At the new outlet, put the black on the dark screw, the white on the silver screw, and the bare or green on the green screw. Make sure the new 110 volt...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v to 110v, hots, feeder
hots, feeder, volts: Hi Keith. Usually a 240 volt line to a pump does not include the neutral, which is required for a 120volt load. If you do have a neutral, then you can pull off 120volts using the neutral and one of the hots. You can only do this if you are not going...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v to 110v, microwave unit, amp breaker
microwave unit, amp breaker, steel face: If they are two separate units then they each have to have there own disconnect means. The code requires a double pole breaker for the 220 volt oven and a single pole for the 110 volt microwave. Even though the double pole breaker you were using for...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v to 110v, robert wilber, wire nuts
robert wilber, wire nuts, wire nut: - * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * What about neutral/ground separation? Breaker size to protect new wiring extended from former range line? Personally, I wouldn t do it. [...so I won t tell YOU...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v to 110v, gas cooktop, electric cooktop
gas cooktop, electric cooktop, silver screw: Hi Brennan, 12 gauge wire on a 20 amp breaker is required in all kitchen outlets. Your wire is much bigger than that, so the wire is OK. The wire just can t be smaller. You could use a 15 amp single pole breaker, but it would limit the amount of power...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v and 110v to garage-Subpanel or?, cold water pipe, amp breaker
cold water pipe, amp breaker, gauge wire: Well you could extend the 40 amp 240 volt circuit to the garage, and run appliances made for this, but you should not run a 9 amp appliance off of a 40 amp circuit. No protection should you develop problems. I assume you didn t call your local authority...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v to 110v to run airconditioner, volt line, window airconditioners
volt line, window airconditioners, ploe: First it has to be a dedicated 240 volt line, and it probably is. 240 volts uses two hot wires, and a ground. Rarely a nuetral, which is what you need. Identify the circuit and turn it off. Remove the two ploe breaker and install a single pole. Reconnect the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v to 110v, electric dryer plug, prong plug
electric dryer plug, prong plug, home depot: Hi. If it is a 3 prong dryer plug, then you do not have a ground, so I do not recommend doing it. If you have a 4 prong plug, it is possible. But even then, if you make a mistake and connect something to the wrong wire, you could damage the electrical...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v, cyclone dust collector, daisy chaining
cyclone dust collector, daisy chaining, load tool: Evening Brady, Well, that depends on the size of the cable you have feeding the first outlet. Electrically you can easily add outlets by daisy chaining (running one outlet after another). My only concern for what you want to do...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v to 208v, bob osgood, sized kitchens
bob osgood, sized kitchens, internal jumpers: Hi Bob, Just getting in for the day... Based on your description...you have a 208 volt oven that only requires 2 pole...making it a single phase unit (some 208 volt units are 3 phase - but these are generally only seen in large industrial sized kitchens).Your...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v, 20a A/C Receptical, hot legs, fan motor
hot legs, fan motor, receptacle: Hi Jon, I am curious to find out who recommended 12/3 w/ground. If you truly need 12/3 w/ground, that means you need a neutral for 120 volts. It may be that your fan motor runs on 120 volts. So, you will need to connect black to one leg, red to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v 20amp single phase motor, single phase motor, hot legs
single phase motor, hot legs, bare wire: Hello Dave, The bare wire in your cable is your return (neutral) on 220 systems. If you connect your meter across your hot leg to the ground, you should get 120. You should get 120 on the other hot leg to ground also. If you connect...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v 2W Subpanel, space breakers, gauge wire
space breakers, gauge wire, ground wires: Hi Erich, To replace the disconnect with a sub panel, you can do it with the wire that is there but you could only have 110 Volt available as the new disconnect would need..1 hit...1 neutral...1 ground. You would be 1 hot wire short of having 220 V...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v, amp breaker, hot legs
amp breaker, hot legs, hi john: Hi John, Yep, you need to put these on a double pole breaker in your main panel. This will guarantee the are both on separate Main 110 hot legs. Also you need a double pole breaker incase there is an overload on one leg it will kill (trip) both legs....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v 30 amp change to 110v 30 amp for RV plug, hot water heater, amp breaker
hot water heater, amp breaker, amp plug: Hi Dave, Sure can. Disconnect it at the recep too just incase someone comes along and puts it back on the breaker. I wouldn t cut this wire out of the boxes though. You might want a 240 back or the wire you use could become damaged down the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v 4 prong 30A twist lock to 3 prong plug., concession trailer, receptical
concession trailer, receptical, box frame: Actually the generator needs a chassis ground making it four wire also. What you are going to do is take the ground off. So you want the generator s two hot leads and one common. Probably red, black and white. They used the common as ground, for years,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v, volt circuit, amp breaker
volt circuit, amp breaker, wire nut: argento25 Actually you need to have both washers on different circuits to prevent any overloads to that appliance. If one of the washers has a overload problem and it is rated at 10 amps the 30 amp breaker would not trip till there was severe damage to that...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v 50A welder outlet, subpanel, stick welder
subpanel, stick welder, receptacle: Grounding a subpanel has different requirements depending on how your local Authority interprets the Code, but your main incoming electrical service should be grounded only once, and that is where you receive power. Grounding a subpanel, appliance, receptacle,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v, european voltages, nothing works
european voltages, nothing works, drier: I don t know where you are in Europe, but nothing works on 1 wire. Often European voltages will be 50 cycle versus 60 cycle US. Often a 380volt 50 cycle motor will run fine, though a bit faster at 440 volt 60 cycle. Because I don t know where you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v Air Compressor, drywall work, step up converter
drywall work, step up converter, step up transformer: Hi Daryl, A step up transformer would not provide the power you would need, and converting a standard 110 V outlet to 220V is possible, only if that outlet is the only device on 1 breaker, and that isn t likely. Is it possible to get a wire to the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v air compressor, 220 volt appliances, bearer of bad news
220 volt appliances, bearer of bad news, extension cord: Hi. All 220 volt appliances need to have their own outlet and wiring made for the device. The plugs do not fit for a reason, they are made to fit only the correct plug. Also, you probably don t have a ground in the dryer wiring. This is required for...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v air compressor hook up, square d pumptrol, electrical conductor
square d pumptrol, electrical conductor, pressure switch: For clarity I will say, use two black wires connected to the circuit breaker (double pole) and connect them to the two main leads of the switch. It can be romex blk/white/ground as the long as you mark the white with black tape to indicate it as HOT . The...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v air compressor, ingersoll rand air compressor, 3 phase motors
ingersoll rand air compressor, 3 phase motors, bob osgood: Good Morning Tom, Sorry for any delay....we got hammered by a bad late winter storm yesterday that later turned to heavy rain..... we had quite the water intake in our basement - thank God for wet/dry vacs and mops !! The flood is now under control...finally....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v appliance in a 110v outlet, 110v outlet, dual voltage
110v outlet, dual voltage, europe: Hi. It would damage the appliance, since it will work harder to try to work, and will wear out quickly, if it has a motor. If it is heat only, then it just wouldn t put out much. It could also overload the circuit. You may check to see if there is any...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v beaker, stack washer dryer, amp breaker
stack washer dryer, amp breaker, washer motor: Hi Web, Never having been inside the working parts of this unit, I can t be sure, but I d guess the voltage is stepped down to 110 V inside as the only thing that really needs 220 Volts is the heating element of the dryer. Most everything else runs on...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v breakers, amp breaker, don don
amp breaker, don don, hots: Hi Dave, Dryers are mostly 30 amp and 10/3 with ground should be the wire of choice. Water heaters are, also, usually 30 amp and 10/3 with ground should be used there too. As for the pump and the range, it would depend on how many amps each unit...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v Circuit for Welding Machine, volt circuits, amp breaker
volt circuits, amp breaker, mig welder: 40 amp breaker = 40 amps per leg. The breaker size in this case is based upon start-up values of the welder, duty cycle and other factors, and is 200% of nameplate current. Hence the 20 amp draw, yet the 40 amp breaker. 220 volt wiring is not all that different...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v circuits, volt line, woodworking tools
volt line, woodworking tools, isolating transformer: Gareth, Actually they are both single phase. Here in America the norm is 120 volts supply and in most of Europe it is 220 volts. How we get our 220 volts is we connect what you would call the neutral to another 120 volt line that is out phase with the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v circuits, 220 volt, hot wire
220 volt, hot wire, space heater: Hi. Things don t always make sense, but electricity works the way it works. The voltage between a neutral and hot wire is 110 volts. The voltage between two hot wires on different phases is 220 volts. The ground wire is for safety. Some appliances...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v conversion to 110v, gold screw, silver screw
gold screw, silver screw, volt circuit: I m afraid you ve lost me. Two blacks and whites? That would indicate, to me, a 110 circuit into your outlet, and continuing to another outlet. But this is a 220 outlet, feeding an existing 220 volt A/C? And what is a sleeve ? Possibly someone used two cables,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v Dryer recepticle, bob osgood, prong cord
bob osgood, prong cord, electric clothes dryer: Hi Jason, Caught me at my office on lunch break... The wire gauge size is determined by the electrical nameplate data on the dryer...and the distance of the wire run....but typically we use 8/3 wire...and not 10 gauge...but there are some exceptions....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v dead-leg problem?, 2 legs, midland texas
2 legs, midland texas, wire nut: Hi Mark, If you about 240 V across the 2 legs in the main panel breaker that feeds the shop, you are correct, there is a problem with the wire between that breaker and the 1 in the shop. It may pay to check that wire nut connection in the main panel....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v dryer outlet, exsisting, neutral ground
exsisting, neutral ground, prong: Hi. The code changed around 10 years ago. The best thing is to run a new wire with 3 conductors and a ground to your panel. If not, then you should replace the cord on your dryer. You can probably use the old one. At the dryer, the neutral and ground...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v dryer receptacles, 220v receptacle, dedicated line
220v receptacle, dedicated line: You did the correct thing.....ask......and you could not have said it better! none of us are really experts at anything, the smart people who know when and where to stop and where to find an answer. Appreciate the kind words! No.......yes...........Absolutely...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v electric range and 110v outlet, guage wire, 220v wiring
guage wire, 220v wiring, volt outlet: Cap off the 8 guage wire. You have two completely different circuits, right? Or are you saying you have one circuit, and someone spliced into the 220 volt circuit to get themselves a 110 volt outlet? If what you re telling me is there was a 220 volt circuit...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v Generator Plug, hot water heater, amp breaker
hot water heater, amp breaker, ground cable: Hi Chri, Just getting back in for the day... Based on your description, your generator more then likely has a twist-lock 30 amp 120/240 receptacle (known as a NEMA L14-30) and you have purchased the male NEMA plug to match. For more on the twist-lock...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v generator to Philippines, geny, qualified service
geny, qualified service, rewiring: Hi Dan, I doubt that this would be possible as your unit puts out 2....110V powers, not a single 220V output. There may be a way, but you would have to do some internal rewiring in the unit, that should be done at a qualified service center for your...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v heater swap out, robert wilber, cable clamps
robert wilber, cable clamps, internal cable: * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * LIFE SAFETY WARNING! [disclaimer] Electricity is dangerous! You can be injured or killed! Improper installations can cause fire, injury and death! Are you qualified...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v line for a dryer/stove hook up, hook up, range hood
hook up, range hood, prongs: Hi Brian. You state you currently have the outlet wired differently than your diagram, so I will go out on a limb and say that you do have it wired incorrectly. The 2 hots (black and white) go to the angled prongs, while the green or bare goes to the round...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v line reduced to 110v, hot water heater, electric hot water heater
hot water heater, electric hot water heater, amp breaker: Hi. There is no neutral for the water heater. So you can t put 2 circuits there. It would be dangerous to try to use the ground as a neutral. You also can t use a 30 amp breaker for a regualr circuit. So, the best you can do is make one 20 amp circuit...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v line on wall oven, wall oven, refrig
wall oven, refrig, breakers: Hi E.C. I m afraid with the 220V line not having a neutral, they can t be split into 2- 110V circuits. You could still use the #8 wire for one, 110V circuit using the black as hot and the white as a neutral and the bare as a ground. You would need...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v line, stack washer dryer, amp breaker
stack washer dryer, amp breaker, washer motor: Yes, it does, but the internal wiring of the stack allows for this. Adding a different washer to 1/2 of the 220V outlet will upset the how the voltage is distributed internally. The 110V of the stack may come from one of a number of places inside the unit,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v outlet, bearer of bad news, gauge wire
bearer of bad news, gauge wire, ac unit: Hi. The problem in using a breaker that is much larger than the capacity of the tool, is that it will not trip unless the short is 40 amps. While the wiring to the outlet is protected, the wire past the outlet is not. I think you would be better off...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v outlet moving over., screw holes, extention cord
screw holes, extention cord, outlet location: Belinda: If you have the room. Why not buy a range cord to fit the existing outlet. Then mount 2 metal j-boxes to it one for the new range outlet and one for the new dryer outlet. Sort if a extention cord. This way you don t have to splice, When you move you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v outlet, electric water heater, condo conversion
electric water heater, condo conversion, 220 volts: Hi Web, Most all residential built since the 19069 s has 220 Volts available. Is there anything else in the condo that would indicate that 220 Volts is there? Electric water heater, stove, central air etc. It s a 99% chance that there is 220...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v outlets
Hi Jeff, Generally speaking, you can split the 220 V into 2, 110V. Each outlet will have to be addressed individually as it depends on the number of wires available at each outlet, and their size. If you want to go thru them 1 at a time with me, we...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v oven,, oven light, hot wire
oven light, hot wire, wall oven: Hi Gary. I would get an electrician in to verify your homes wiring before doing anything more. He may find that you have a bad neutral feeding your service, which could account for these readings. If all checks out ok, have him check the range, if...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v plug problem, amp breaker, electric dryer
amp breaker, electric dryer, tight budget: Hi Harlan, The dryer needs it s own separate outlet that is wired with # 10 wire and connected to a 30 amp breaker. Depending on how far the dryer outlet will be from the breaker panel and how easy it is to run the wire will determine the cost. This...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v plug replacement, neutral ground, wht
neutral ground, wht, kiln: I m 99-44/100% sure the black wire only carries 120 volt. It s the difference of potential between the two phases, that gives you 220 volts. Single phase (one wire off of a transformer) will only get you 120, or 277 volts....208 if you have a Delta High...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v plug, black conductors, receptacle type
black conductors, receptacle type, blade type: Dan: With your cord, and the fact the welder is a 220volt unit. The wire colors are as follows. Green is the ground conductor. The white and black conductors are both hot conductors, each @ 110volts. It dosen t mater which prong they hook to as long as it...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v pool pump timer, blown fuse, pool pump
blown fuse, pool pump, two legs: Hello Russ. You may be making a very common error. You can not check from the terminals to ground because the pump motor will continue one of either of the two legs through the motor and appear you have full voltage. You have to test between the two power...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v problem, last winter, water heater
last winter, water heater, electrician: Hi John. Wow, thats a tough one. Try unwiring heater, then turn the breaker on. If it trips, then there is a problem with the cable feeding the water heater. You might want to hire an electrician on your own to verify the work that was done, to make...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v Single phase tools, wood working tools, electrical background
wood working tools, electrical background, laundry room: Morning Gareth, If you try to add multiple loads (dryers, saw) to an existing circuit. Then your breaker is practically guaranteed to trip. Many people alleviate this problem by just installing a bigger breaker, which is a fire hazard, and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v single phase 30 amp outlet, red hots, plastic pvc
red hots, plastic pvc, outlet location: The outlet will have 4 slots. The round one is the ground, the L shape is the white (neut) the 2 straights are black and red. (hots). In the panel the 2 hots go to the breaker, There will be eather 2 bars with the ground and whites seperated, or both whites...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v single phase for a/c, c unit, schematic diagram
c unit, schematic diagram, trane: Hi. The best place to get Trane specific information is from Trane. However, every compressor that I have seen have two wires, both of which are hot, plus the ground. Since two wire cable has a black and white, the white would take the place of the red....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v subpanel in garage, hvac contractor, air conditiong
hvac contractor, air conditiong, subpanel: Hello Paul. I know this sounds good, and if you were only operating lights or a few receptacles, it would most likely work. This line is sized for the a/c unit, and the additional load of the compressor or the lift when the a/c was attempting to start up would...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v for table saw and power panel garage, delta table, table saw
delta table, table saw, power tools: Hi Dave. If your house is indeed only 35amps, then you will need to upgrade your house panel/service 1st, then install a seperate panel in the garage (if a seperate building). I would recommend upgrading to a 200amp, 240volt service. If you will be...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v to110v, amp receptacles, gauge wiring
amp receptacles, gauge wiring, amp circuit: There are no provisions for how many receptacles that can be installed on any circuit, the attached loads just cannot exceed the circuit rating, of course if that happened, you would trip the breaker. I am not sure how to answer adding another line. It would...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v upgrade to panel, amp breaker, gfci breaker
amp breaker, gfci breaker, electrical knowledge: You may need a conduit run for the spa. Assuming you have access to pancake breakers in your area that fit your panel, I think you need 3. Replacing 3 single pole standard breakers with twin single pole breakers. This will open up 2 full slots for a 220volt...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v verses 110v on 12000 btu ac, 12000 btu, volts
12000 btu, volts, volt: There is really no cost savings of one vs the other. A 120 volt load will pull twice the amps of the same load on 240 volts, but since a 240 volt load is pulling on two power legs, the cost would amount to the same. In large construction, loads use a higher...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v verses 110v on 12000btu ac, apples to apples, ac units
apples to apples, ac units, no doubt: John, apples to apples if the exact device has the option of being set for 110 or 220 the 220 is more cost effective. There is a ton of formulas but no doubt if the same device can be ran on the higher voltage the amps are lower and the cost is cheaper...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v Welder Wiring question, amp breaker, slow blow
amp breaker, slow blow, ampacity: The questionaire said that the equipment came with instructions for #8 wire and a 40 amp breaker. The actual requirements for you, would depend on what it is you re hooking up. Maybe it s the same welder as his, or maybe it s a different one. I have no way...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v wall receptacle, wall receptacle, prong cord
wall receptacle, prong cord, flat blade: Hi Dan, The 2 outside posts get the black and the red wire, the center post gets the white and the post marked GREEN is left blank. Check your dryer information to make sure this 4 wire dryer can run on a 3 wire system. Most of them can, but usually...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v wire, amp breaker, mig welder
amp breaker, mig welder, extension cord: Hi Norman, If you are going to use an extension cord with a dryer outlet, the cord should be #10 wire, not # 12 as the dryer outlet is probably protected with a 30 amp breaker. The 30 amp breaker will be needed for the welder as it draws more than 20 amps....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v wire, amp breaker, running power
amp breaker, running power, bare wire: Hi. I am not sure what you are doing. Each 220 volt appliance needs to be on its own circuit. The wire should be the same guage, and rated for the same amperage as the machine. So with 12 guage, you can t sure more than a 20 amp breaker. The rubber...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v wiring, volt ac, quetion
volt ac, quetion, white stripe: Hi Ray, On the new outlet you will see dark colored screws, put the black wires on these 2 screws. It doesn t matter which black to which screws. Put the black wire with the white tape on the silver colored screw, if there is one. If there isn t a silver...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v wiring, wall receptacle, step at a time
wall receptacle, step at a time, copper wire: Hi Michael, Let s up you didn t burn out the A/C. The 1st thing you need to do is locate the breaker that controls this outlet. Shut it off, and tell me what color wires are attached to it. Then we ll move on. If the A/C is not burned out, we can...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v wiring from inside to outside, tennis court lights, hot water heater
tennis court lights, hot water heater, gauge wire: Hi. frequently the type of wire is more of a local code than a national code. You should not need conduit anywhere. Of course, you do have to use UF wire underground. But local codes can be different. Yes, wires can touch the ductwork. But not inside...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v wiring problem, continuity test, continuity tester
continuity test, continuity tester, copper wire: If the tracer will not work, take a look at this site: http://www.thecircuitdetective.com/index.htm Some good step by step stuff Josh, You did damn well already. Very inventive. So you know you have 220 hot leaving the breaker and no 220 at the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v wiring the receptical, wire conductor, receptical
wire conductor, receptical, new appliance: Jeff, This is the delima everyone with an older house and new range or 220 dryer faces, the old outlet is three prong and the new appliance is four. neutral [white] was used for years as chassis ground. then the code changed and they want the white to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v wiring run in basement, floor joists, electricians
floor joists, electricians, cables: According to 334.15 (C) cables consisting of not smaller than two #6 or three #8, can be attached directly to the underside of the floor joists. Anything smaller must be installed in conduit, or through bored holes in the joists. In this case, it is legal....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v wiring for whole house fan, slow response time, lousy computer
slow response time, lousy computer, whole house fan: Barry, I apologize for the slow response time. I ve been all day trying to get rid of the effects of a lousy computer virus. Your follow up question presents a couple of different scenarios. First, if the original motor was a two speed 120volt motor, then...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v wiring, ground continuity, box cb
ground continuity, box cb, amp load: Does your locality allow non-metallic cable? If so, get 6/3 with ground nm and run that. If not, get 6/3 mc cable, unless they don t allow that. At worst, run conduit. Pull a separate grounding conductor if you do. Don t rely on the EMT for ground continuity...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v for woodworking machines, dust collector air, amp breaker
dust collector air, amp breaker, woodworking machines: Ruben That was my error as I got to typing too fast. I belive 6/3 UF is the largest size made in UF cable. You can run...3 runs of #3 copper THW in 2 PVC pipe. The trench should be at least 18 deep. Doing it under the guidance of an electrician...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220v, present box, wire nut
present box, wire nut, circular hole: Yes you cam do that as long as you put a cover on the wiring coming out of the present box. This can easily be done with a blank plastic box with a circular hole cut in it and a connector, or you can punch out 1 of the wiring holes in the bottom of the box...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220vac to 110vac, gfci receptacle, heater cable
gfci receptacle, heater cable, gfci outlet: Depends. Does your 220 volt circuit contain a neutral, or is it just two hots and a ground? If you don t have a neutral, you can t really do this, but it WILL work if you use only one hot wire and the ground wire. Don t use this outlet for anything else though...just...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220vac circuit, robert wilber, electron flow
robert wilber, electron flow, ancient greeks: - * Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * Run this by me again? Just where do you think the electrons go after they get to the heater, anyway? Do they boil off into the room transmutated as heat particles?...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220vac wiring, basic electricity, home improvement stores
basic electricity, home improvement stores, air compressor: Brock, the best resource and the first one I purchased 20+ years ago is BASIC ELECTRICITY. It can be purchased at about all home improvement stores and has color pictures showing the actual devices and wiring and how the connections are made. It is well worth...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220vac, bob osgood, volt circuit
bob osgood, volt circuit, master electrician: Hi Howard, Based on your description....Yes - you should be able to test for 120 volts to ground from each side of the 240 volt receptacle outlet...left or right....and should also see 240 volts when measuring from the left plug to the right plug....as...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220volt Dryer wont run, robert wilber, drum motor
robert wilber, drum motor, volt meter: Robert Wilber Licensed Philadelphia Electrician Philadelphia License # 3516 - 16765 * You haven t had a dryer since settlement in June? * The new dryer doesn t work for the same reason the old one wouldn t. You don t have 240 volts. [The controls...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 220volts through 125v receptacle, straight blade, residential grade
straight blade, residential grade, building a house: Hi. I lived in England for two years as a very young child and I know their electrical system is very much different from ours, so I don t like to comment on it. However, there is a reason why outlets are different configurations, and that is to keep...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 225 AMP 3 phase breaker panel, amp circuits, amp breaker
amp circuits, amp breaker, volt supplies: Hello Dave. First 3 phase means you have 3 seperate 120 volt supplies coming into the panel, labeled A phase B phase and C phase. Each one of these is protected by the 225 amp breaker per phase. Yes you can lose 1 phase and have the other 2 operate that...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230 single phase pump, continuity check, continuity test
continuity check, continuity test, continuity tester: Hello Richard, It sounds like the switch is defective (or possibly wired incorrectly). The hots from the breaker should attach to the line screws on the switch, The other 2 hot wires coming off the switch run to your pump while the neutral in...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230 Volt Air compressor wiring Follow Up Question, volt drop, fuse size
volt drop, fuse size, duty cont: 10/2 NM cable with ground, commonly refered to as ROMEX. The 10 guage wire will handle, safely, 80% of it s current rating or 24 amps (80% of 30). You re only drawing 15 amps. You ll be drawing much more than that only at the start up of the motor (called...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230 Volt Pump Wiring, phase service, power wires
phase service, power wires, phase motor: Hello Brian. Unless the power source you are using is a three phase source, there is no way to use a three phase motor on a single phase service. There has to be three power legs. If you do have three phase power, it will not matter which leg is connected...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230 volt, fuse box, volt motor
fuse box, volt motor, phase converter: If the motor is dual voltage and has a connection diagram to 115, sure you can switch it to run on 115. If you switch the connection or replace the motor with a 115 it is safe, as anything else, if you do the correct install. Basically the rules are...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230 volt 15 amp air conditioner, wall receptacle, circuit breaker
wall receptacle, circuit breaker, wall air conditioner: Hi. You can t use a 230 volt air conditioner on 115 volts. It will burn out the compressor. You (or someone else) will have to replace the single pole breaker in your panel with a double pole breaker. Then you can replace the outlet. The wire should...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230 volt 20 Amp outlet off a sub-panel, neutral ground, receptacle
neutral ground, receptacle, welder: Nothing if your 240 volt circuit doesn t require a neutral. You d just cap it off at both ends. A 240 volt 3 wire circuit, is hot-hot-ground. A 4 wire circuit is hot-hot-neutral-ground. Generally a welder only requires a 3 wire circuit because there is...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230 volt air compressor, amp breaker, air compressor
amp breaker, air compressor, power cord: Hi Jeff, Determine the amount of amps the compressor will draw. This info should be in the paperwork that came with in, or near the power cord on the unit. Once this is determined, a new wire of the proper size must be run to the unit. Depending on...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230 volt compressor, volt compressor, duty cont
volt compressor, duty cont, hp peak: Todd, the length you are talking about should not have any effect on the wire and breaker selection. From your info, it looks like this is either a 2 or 3 hp motor. Lets base it on the 3hp ratings, which will allow both sizes to run. full load current...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230 volt receptacle, receptacle, screws
receptacle, screws, screw: Hi Robert, The 1st thing to check is make sure the wires in the breaker panel are connected correctly. Black wire and red wire, 1 on each of the screws of the breaker. White wire and ground wire connected to the neutral bar. At the outlet Black and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230 volt single phase 5hp air compressor, amp breaker, ingersoll rand
amp breaker, ingersoll rand, wire colors: You will need 8/2. The ground is not counted in a cable. This appears to be a 240 volt unit by the wire colors but verify this on the motor name plate. If this is a 240 volt, I always start on a circuit at the device end for safety. Connect the ground to the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230 volt wiring project, volt service, flip switches
volt service, flip switches, amp breaker: Since a 15 amp breaker would be right at the max for this unit, I would use a 20 amp, 2 pole breaker and 12/2 with ground wire. This will give you a little head room. Remember, wherever the wire is exposed it must be weatherproof wire or in pvc pipe to protect...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230 volt, amp fuses, fuse box
amp fuses, fuse box, volt circuit: Inside of the panel, there are two separate bars that the incoming service connects to creating two 120 volt bars. It takes one on each bar to achieve a 240 volt circuit. If there is an open spot on each side, you may have the open circuit for a 240 volt circuit....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230V A/C with a 115V outlet, step up transformer, safe way
step up transformer, safe way, wall air conditioner: Hi Fay, There are 2 things to consider. 1) This outlet MUST be the only thing on that breaker circuit, If anything else is on that breaker,(outlets, lights etc), Switching it to 220V will burn up anything else on that breaker. 2) We need to know...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230V Compressor wiring, twist lock, pigtail
twist lock, pigtail, conductors: Hi Tedd, Everything you stated is true. Something is not correct here. It may be your compressor is set up where it can run on 220 V or 110V, and is preset to 110V. To run it on 220 V, a wire would need to be changed inside. I m only speculating here,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230V dryer wiring, don beck, pvc pipe
don beck, pvc pipe, attic space: Hi John, Just about every jurisdiction is different. The most common rule is: Wherever the wire is exposed(like in basments or on the surface of walls), it must be in conduit. Wherever the wire isn t exposed(like in attics and walls), it does not have...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230V Electrical Outlet, alfredo alamo, amp breaker
alfredo alamo, amp breaker, mig welder: Hi. Each 230 volt appliance has to be on its own circuit. If the amp rating was the same, you could unplug one and plug the other one in. However, the plugs are different. If you changed the plugs, you would still not have the proper protection for...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230V electrical Outlet, alfredo alamo, motor locks
alfredo alamo, motor locks, amp breaker: Unless the compressor fails, you will not experience any problems. The only possible problem would be the compressor is rated lower than the welder, and if the motor locks or compressor locks up, it most likely will not trip the 40 amp breaker. I would just...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230V electrical outlet, alfredo alamo, amp circuit
alfredo alamo, amp circuit, mig welder: Hi Alfredo. Since your welder is a 40 amp circuit, hopefully the outlet and plug are also rated 40amps. If so, then you can not use this circuit for the compressor. If you were to use it, then the motor could be damaged heavily in the event of a short...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230V Table Saw Wiring, silver screw, wire nut
silver screw, wire nut, ground bus: Jeffry, Your machine does not require a neutral (white). If there is a screw available on the outlet for the white wire,(silver screw) then go ahead and attach it. If there is no place for it on the outlet, put a wirenut on it and leave it unused. I would...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230V Wiring Question, pumptec, pressure switch
pumptec, pressure switch, 110 volts: Kim: What they are doing to control the motor is to break 1 leg if the power going to the motor. It dosent matter which wire you use for L1 or L2 as long as you are constiant and don t cross them. Yes you are correct L1 is 110+volts and L2 is 110+volts...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230V wiring, alfredo alfredo, compressor motor
alfredo alfredo, compressor motor, mossman: Alfredo, Saving money when you can is always a good thing. Tell me what the name plate information on your compressor motor says as far as amps go when the motor is operating at 230 volts. Many times a motor can be hooked up for 120 volts or 230 so...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230V wiring, amp circuit, mr thompson
amp circuit, mr thompson, welder: Well first of all, let me ask you what overcurrent protection is called for on the welder and the compressor? Do both require a 30 amp circuit, or does one require a 60 amp circuit and one a 20 amp circuit? If the welder is on a 60 amp circuit for example,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230V wiring, 220 volt appliances, air compressors
220 volt appliances, air compressors, mr bob: Hi. Unfortunately, you have to deal with amperage, as well as voltage. The compressor is probably rated differently and would use a different plug. If they used the same amperage and had the same plug, you could use one outlet and plug in whichever one...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230V wiring, don beck, air compressor
don beck, air compressor, welder: Hi Alfredo, You can run a line from the existing 220V outlet to the location where the new is to be installed. One thing you need to be careful of, is to make sure the new wire you run to the new outlet from the old one, is the same size as the wire that...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230VAC wiring, prong plug, vacuum unit
prong plug, vacuum unit, brass copper: Jeff: I need some more information???? Is the VAC a vacuum unit and what size breaker is feeding it. Also describe the 4 prong plug as best you can. Is it a twist lock, or straght plug in type. Yor mig has 3 wires and at 230volt they will be 2 hots and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230v circuit, bob osgood, volt device
bob osgood, volt device, master electrician: Hi Tim, Based on your description....this grill will need to have a dedicated NEMA 6-15R receptacle outlet installed...which is a standard 240 volt 15 amp receptacle. It will need to be fed by 12/2 with ground romex...or the equivalent. The breaker will...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230v MIG Welder Hookup, 220 volt appliances, 220 volt plugs
220 volt appliances, 220 volt plugs, lincoln mig welder: Hi. Most 220 volt appliances do not use a neutral. The best and safest thing to do is to run a separate line for the welder. 220 volt plugs are not meant to be plugged in and out frequently. You also have amperage to deal with too. If your welder...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230v plug, screw terminals, bare wire
screw terminals, bare wire, timely response: In what box are you referring to? If your going to use the 8-3 w/g, I would hook the red and black to the breaker, the white to the neutral, the bare to the ground. At the receptacle hook the black and red to the hot screw terminals and the white or bare to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230v question, conveyor dryer, wiring a plug
conveyor dryer, wiring a plug, dual plugs: Hi. Wiring a plug that is 220 volts will require a separate line be run to your breaker box. It will require a special outlet designed for 220 volts, and will require a double pole breaker at the panel. So, either way, it will require special wiring,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230v Wiring for my table saw, electric water heater, dust collection system
electric water heater, dust collection system, hot legs: The good news is you can do what you wish. All that is needed is the two hot legs to run the 220volt machines. The third wire when used is the equipment ground. The metal box and conduit are replacing the ground wire. I will recommend that you get a 20amp...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230v wiring, welder, air compressor
welder, air compressor, dear mr: Hi Alfredo. If the rating is the same for both pieces, you can just add a 2nd outlet to this circuit, and plug in both. However, when the orginal outlet & breaker was installed, it was probably sized for the welder only. running both at the same time...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 230v wiring, rubber cord, mr cook
rubber cord, mr cook, air compressor: Unless the air compressor is portable and you want to be able to move it around, for the least amount you could tap the existing welder receptacle, extend the taps to the air compressor location into a junction box and use a rubber cord to the junction box...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 24 V supply transformer for outdoor light pole, volt bulbs, registor
volt bulbs, registor, volt transformer: Tuan, the problem is the bulb ratings. True, you are creating a total load of 24 volts as far as the transformer, but the bulbs in any wired manner are only rated for 12 volts. You either need to get 24 volt bulbs, or do not wire them in series and use a 12...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 to 110 VAC, curcuits, olaf
curcuits, olaf, amps: Hi Olaf, This 100A main breaker coming from an old panel? Sounds like your running to a new panel. You can pull 2 leads of #4 to your new panel and theorectically you would have 200A in your new panel. Since your source is only 100A though...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 to 110, gil gil, hi bob
gil gil, hi bob, electrical service: Gil, Tell me more about your situation. I get questions from people in Europe where all they have is 220 volts. Depending upon your electrical service it may be possible for you to get 120 volts without the use of a transformer. So tell me more about what...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 to 120 conversion, silver screw, brass screw
silver screw, brass screw, 12 gauge: Jimmy, You will have to remove the wires from the existing breakers, and remove the breakers and install single pole type with the proper amperage. 20 amp if the wire is 12 gauge, and 15 amp if the wire is 14 gauge. At each breaker, install the black...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 3 wire to 2 wire air compressor, bob osgood, master electrician
bob osgood, master electrician, volt compressor: Good Morning Jim, Where this is a straight 240 volt compressor.....you will not need the neutral in the feed wire at the box....it can be capped off with a wire nut connector and tucked aside. The box black will hook to the black of the compressor....the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 air comprssor connected to a port generator, wire connections, portable generator
wire connections, portable generator, amperage: For information sake....240volts only requires 2 wires connected. Ground is for equipment safety only. The two flat spades are the only wiring needed. The others are grounds. Since the portable generator does not have a ground rod...it is strictly sending...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 air conditioner, nylon tube, evening mark
nylon tube, evening mark, circuit brakers: Evening Mark, It has a 3rd wire its using for a return. Most likely its a bare wire blended in with the other ground wires and your not noticing it. The 3rd wire is needed for when your AC requires 120V. Without a 3rd wire, then...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 appliances wont work, breakers, appliances
breakers, appliances, legs: Hi It sounds like the appliances are on the same leg. They have to be on separate legs to work. Or somehow the same leg is supplying both sides. This seems very mysterious to me that on one side of the wire (meter) you get 240, but not on the other...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 circuit, reair, fish pond
reair, fish pond, pumphouse: Hi. Yes, it sounds like one of the wires is broken. The reading you are getting is probably feedback from the leg that is working through the pump. If you can t repair the wire underground quickly, you may want to temporarily run wire to the pump to...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 electrical, electric water heater, eliments
electric water heater, eliments, amp service: You are definitely going for the limit. It may be just enough to go over the limit. That is a standard 30amp breaker, even tho it will only need about 22amps. Consider that the 100amp panel is actually 2 100 amp 110volt panels. Those circuits that are...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 hot tub, amp breaker, lighting projects
amp breaker, lighting projects, expansions: This is totally feasible and is the way most expansions are done. Some advice, a 125 amp sub panel without a main is the most common so most inexpensive sub panel. It can still be fed from a 100 amp breaker in the main panel making it a 100 amp panel but at...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 line, two heaters, volt heaters, j box
volt heaters, j box, enought: Hi Lorrena. You can splice cables, but you did not give me enough info to answer your question. If the circuit (the wires and the breaker) are large enought to hand the 2 loads added together, then you are ok. If not, then you should run a seperate circuit...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 outlet, circuit tester, clothes dryer
circuit tester, clothes dryer, 220 volts: Hi. Yes, the outlet could be burned out. Or the breaker could be bad, or the wire could be bad. It would be best to check the breaker, wire and outlet with a circuit tester, being careful not to touch the wire with your bare hands. In other words, you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 plug, receptacle, size wire
receptacle, size wire, wire type: Depends on what size wire was used, and whether or not it needed a neutral. It shouldn t. Might make sure the breaker and wire are the proper size for the motor. Also does the motor require oil? Some of the older ones do. On wiring the receptacle as long...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 power cord, watt generator, home generator
watt generator, home generator, generator power: NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! First of all, just turning off the Main power switch will do nothing to stop a lineman working on a pole in the area from getting a fatal shock because you did this. You must use a transfer switch which breaks the 2 hots and the neutral....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 pump wiring, resistance loads, amp breaker
resistance loads, amp breaker, amp load: First, motors are a different animal from typical resistance loads, so you can t go with the normal 16 amp load, 20 amp breaker rule. Motors can be protected up to 200% of thier current rating, and that rating, along with the required OCP, should be on it...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 question, guage wire, volt service
guage wire, volt service, amp breaker: Hi Pat. No the existing wiring is ok for a true 240v load, which means it does not need the neutral. That wiring is not ok for any load that requires a neutral. You will need to pull a new circuit for the tub. From your question, I believe you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 service, amp breaker, amp plug
amp breaker, amp plug, amp service: The math is correct, but I d have to assume the manufacturer doesn t think you ll be using 100% of the range at any given time, and since they recommend a 40 amp cord, follow those instructions or you void thier warranty. Going larger though would not void...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 V air compressor to dryer outlet, 220 volt appliances, major appliances
220 volt appliances, major appliances, neutral wire: Hi. This probably isn t the best way to do it. But make sure that the compressor draws no more than 30 amps. I believe that most compressors use only two hots while a dryer uses two hots and a neutral. So the neutral wire would not be used. Another...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 V receptacles, style compatibility, 240v receptacle
style compatibility, 240v receptacle, broad brush: Hi Duke, Most garages are prewired with 220 V outlets to handle a welder or air compressor. Pulling in a #8 wire will give you a lot of power for future use. You could just install the #8, cap the wires, leave the breaker off, and put a blank cover...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 Vac Clothes Dryer wiring, neutral wire, ground terminal
neutral wire, ground terminal, clothes dryer: Never tie your ground wires to your neutral wires EXCEPT at the main electrical panel. That being said, since this is an existing installation, the Code will allow you to bond the neutral to the ground AT THE EQUIPMENT. In other words, you can have a three...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 VOLT RECEPTICLE, copper shortage, electrical code
copper shortage, electrical code, mobile homes: Hi Bill. The new electrical code requires a new installation for a range to be 4-wire, however existing circuits can stay 3-wire. You can change your cord to a 3 wire type. You will need to wire it according to the instructions that came with the range,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 Volt Air Conditioner, amp circuit breaker, amp breaker
amp circuit breaker, amp breaker, circuit breakers: Hi Joe, There seems to be quite a bit of conflicting information as to exactly what this AC unit requires...sounds like it may very well come down to a double pole 30 amp hacr style breaker.....and that would mean #10/2 with ground wire ...so the 12/2...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 Volt Air Conditioner, amp circuit breaker, bob osgood
amp circuit breaker, bob osgood, master electrician: *** This is a repeat question...if you did not receive my previous answer...I have copied it below: Hi Joe, Sorry just responding....we ve been straight out here with a busy electrical season... Based on your description....your new AC would...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 Volt Light, hot legs, watt hours
hot legs, watt hours, posibilities: George, from an operational/cost aspect there is no advantage to using 240v instead of 120v. It is commonly thought to be less expensive to operate on the higher voltage. Truth is, you are charged for the watt-hours not the voltage. The wattage of the bulb...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 Volt line to be installed, ground bars, trailor
ground bars, trailor, gas stove: Not real sure what your question is, but gonna give it a shot. From the outside box, which I am guessing is a Main breaker box, there is probably a double pole breaker, ie 2 breakers joined together. Might have 1 or 2 handles, depending on the make. If...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 Volt outlet install, gauge wiring, volt outlet
gauge wiring, volt outlet, gauge wire: Bill, I must have missed something along the way as I didn t realize you had separate neutral and ground bars. This is usually only in sub panels. The neutral goes to the neutral bar and the ground to the ground bar. In this case, cap the neutral at the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 Volt Sub Panel Wiring, amp service, cicuits
amp service, cicuits, condensing unit: Hi Andy, We are fixing to leave for our Holiday vacation (that I mentioned in my earlier answer)....so I do not have time to provide greater detail. The load on the service is calculated using demand factors and then derating....and with a gas stove,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240-Volts, volts, sauna
volts, sauna, amps: Hi Ron, You really should run a separate line for the sauna and leave the dryer on it s own breaker. The dryer breaker may be too big for the sauna as the breaker is probably rated at 30 amps. However, if you are going to splice into the dryer line,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 v. to 120 v., duplex receptacle, downdraft vent
duplex receptacle, downdraft vent, gas cooktop: John, Putting the wire in a metal cable is an excllent idea. Your idea of using 12/2 wire is also a good idea in case you want to add something to the circuit at a later date. At the kitchen: Splice the black wire of the 12/2 to the black wire...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 v 2 wire, pushing electrons, hz systems
pushing electrons, hz systems, volt motor: Hi Scott. If a neutral wire in included on a 240 load, then there must be something within the unit that requires 120v. In a normal 240v load, such as a 240 volt motor, then the circuit is between the 2 hot legs. In a 120v load, the circuit is between...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 v Connections to cooktop, volt devices, earth to earth
volt devices, earth to earth, neutral wire: Hi Paul, In most newer 220 Volt devices, a neutral wire(white) is not needed. The red and black furnish the power in on 1 leg, while the other leg returns it. Then the that operation is reversed, so no neutral is needed for the return path. Just cap...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 v dryer, amp breaker, row house
amp breaker, row house, hi john: Hi John, In your breaker panel, the red an black wires should be attached to a 30 amp breaker. Use your tester from each of these wire to the neutral bar. You should get 120V at each wire. Between the black and red wire you should get 220V. IF you are...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 v feed - 120 v appliance (not plugs), cooktop, hookup
cooktop, hookup, volt: Norm: Because you said you have 4 wires to choose from and it was 240 volt item before. They should be as follows. Green or bare copper is the ground. White is the neutral. The remaining 2 wires each will be hot with 120volts to give you 240volt if you...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 v line to 120 v line?, amp circuits, amp line
amp circuits, amp line, v line: Ken, The best and easiest thing you can do is install a 12 circuit sub panel to connect this 50 amp line to, that way you don t have to do anything in the existing panel. Then you can do whatever you want as far as adding additional 15 or 20 amp circuits....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 v wiring/ Concession Trailer, roach coach, concession trailer
roach coach, concession trailer, snow cones: The best way to tell is with a voltmeter. The two wires that register 240 volts are the two hots, and the one wire that measures 110 volts to the other two wires is the neutral. Ground should be the bare wire. Total wattage equals all the wattages added...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 v wiring, bob osgood, prong plug
bob osgood, prong plug, master electrician: Hi Kevin, Sorry just responding....been away the past few days on a remote electrical job.. Based on your description, the pressure washer is a 240 volt having only 2 - 120 volt hots....and a ground. The dryer receptacle you want to use meets current...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 vOLT air comp wiring, bob osgood, volt circuits
bob osgood, volt circuits, master electrician: Hi Craig, Based on your description....if this question is from the USA...you have me confused. 240 volt circuits here do not have a neutral....they use two hot 120 volt legs. Some 240 volt appliances...such as dryers and stoves - have two 120 volt legs...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 volt to 120 volt plug wire on dryer, recepticle, electric dryer
recepticle, electric dryer, prong: A typical electric dryer is 3 prong...as long as you match your existing recepticle with the proper cord for the dryer..it should be easy enough to do. Note...you are not connecting to 240 volt appliance to 120volt circuit. Make sure you connect to 240...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 volt 3 phase air compressor, buss one, 60 hertz
buss one, 60 hertz, overcurrent protection: Typically houses are not supplied with three phase power, so I do not believe you will be able to run your unit. Return it to where you bought it, and buy a single phase unit (240 volt 60 Hertz Single Phase). On the namplate, or in the instruction literature,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 volt Air Compressor, amp breaker, gauge wire
amp breaker, gauge wire, air compressor: If the compressor is 15 amps, I d use #14, but going one size larger would be okay. The circuit breaker could be a 30 amp, probably should be a 30 amp since you can size it at 200% of the amp rating, but there should be a nameplate on your unit that says what...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 volt baseboard heat wiring, wiring connections, ground wires
wiring connections, ground wires, baseboard heating: Hi Mark, I am assuming the thermostat for the heater is mounted in the heater and not a separate wall unit. 1 of the hot wires coming from 1/2 the breaker to the thermostat goes onto the IN terminal. 1 of the wires from the heater goes onto the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 volt breaker box, hot water tank, ground fault circuit interrupter
hot water tank, ground fault circuit interrupter, line terminals: Scott, 1. If your breaker has four terminals 2 line /(the power in) and 2 load / (the power out). The two hot wires from the generator connect to the top or line terminals of the breaker. The neutral/common connects to the neutral bus (usually insulated...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 volt breakers, amp breaker, refrigerant charge
amp breaker, refrigerant charge, loose wire: Michael, the most likely culprit is a loose wire somewhere on this circuit causing the breaker to overheat. It could be directly on the breaker. The a/c starting slowly is just a product of the equipment. If you have noticed, when a refrigerator is unplugged...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 volt compressor, type connector, air compressor
type connector, air compressor, jumper: Hello Dave. There are a few options. You can either connect the ground wire to the ground connection on the plug or to the neutral as they both go back in the panel to the same bar. Or you can attach it to either and add a jumper from the ground to the neutral...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 volt motor, contrary to popular belief, volt device
contrary to popular belief, volt device, heating element: Contrary to popular belief, electricity does not make a circular path. Actually on a 240 volt circuit there is no neutral, the additional wire if for a ground, and any motor should have a ground and be grounded for protection of the operator. The power generated...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 volt outlet wiring, bob osgood, ceramic kiln
bob osgood, ceramic kiln, master electrician: Hi Scott, Just getting in... No...it would NOT be correct to wire the white neutral to the u-shaped ground terminnal on your 6-50R (does your kiln have a 6-50P...??) If it does, then your unit does not require a neutral...and the white will not...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 volt plug with regular outlet, don beck, clothes dryer
don beck, clothes dryer, electrics: Hi Michael, Sorry to say, but the dryer will not work in a regular outlet. The dryer requires 220 volts to operate and a regular out only has 110 Volts. To use the dryer, you would need to run a new wire from the breaker panel to the dryer location. This...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 volt plug, prong, receptacle
prong, receptacle, electrician: David: All of the dryers I have hooked up need a 30amp 10gage circuit for them. Even though you have the old type 3 prong dryer plug I would run a 10/3 wire so that when you eventually replace the dryer you will be set for the new dryer 4 prong plug requirement...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 volt power, amp circuit, power strip
amp circuit, power strip, power strips: Sally, You can t safely do that because the power strip will then be fused higher than it should be. Normally a power strip is plugged into a 15 or 20 amp circuit but the typical US dryer circuit is 30 amps. The dryer won t be a problem because dryers...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 volt receptacle wiring, screw terminals, neutral wire
screw terminals, neutral wire, grounding wire: Hi John, I am assuming there are only 3 slots in the outlet, and not 4. If there are 4, not three, disregard the following and get back to me with a description of all the slots. 3 slot outlet wiring(220V) The 2 slots that look the same get the...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 volt thrmostat, neutral link, fuse box
neutral link, fuse box, evening david: Evening Dave, Thanks for getting back to me and letting me know you didn t understand. Ok the wires coming from your panel should go directly to the heater. The white and ground hook up to the heater itself. Not through the thermostat....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 volt wiring, conductor wire, neutral wire
conductor wire, neutral wire, metal cabinet: Hi, Your 4 conductor wire in your home is hot, hot, neutral and ground. The three prong 240 recep eliminates the ground. You could attach both neutral and ground to the receps neutral. Or you could attach the cables neutral to the receps neutral....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 volt wiring, don beck, volt outlet
don beck, volt outlet, circular pattern: Hi Jason, 4 conductor wires are colored as follows: Black Hot goes onto 1 screw of the breaker and 1 of the dark colored screws of the outlet. Red Hot goes onto the other screw of the breaker and on the other dark colored...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 volts coming out of 115 volt outlets, volt outlets, dangerous situation
volt outlets, dangerous situation, strange thing: Hi Kari, You may have lost a neutral coming into the panel. This could be a VERY dangerous situation. Call you power company right away and have them check their lines for an open neutral. They will do this at no charge. It s unlikely the problem is within...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 volts electrical wiring, circuit braker, strip heat
circuit braker, strip heat, ac system: It is somewhat simple, however you will need two circuits as the indoor unit is on one circuit and the outdoor is on a different circuit. Is this a heat pump, and if so is there enough load available to add the strip heat required for a heat pump? Thanks,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 vs 120 input in relation to amps, amp receptacles, busy at work
amp receptacles, busy at work, receptacle: There is no way, you are limited to a maximum of 30 amps per phase. You get a total of 55 amps continuous draw by using all available outlets. But you are only getting a max of 30 amps on each leg. It is just divided among the outlets. Probably 1 does...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 wiring, pool chlorinator, volt system
pool chlorinator, volt system, neutral wire: If the input on the chlorinator is 240 volts, and there are only three wires as labled, the green is the ground and the other two have to be the hot wires, unless in Australia they are using a single leg 240 volts with a neutral. This is possible as you would...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 wiring, bob osgood, master electrician
bob osgood, master electrician, pool chlorinator: Hi Mike, Just getting back in from a family gathering... Not sure if this Australian device is 240 volt compatible ...based on your description and the non-standard color codes. Your existing timer is designed to operate a 240 volt device...and...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 wiring, pool chlorinator, metal enclosure
pool chlorinator, metal enclosure, volts: Mike, You didn;t say what voltage the new Chlorinator is but I ve wired enough foreign stuff to know that a blue wire to them is the same as the neutral (white) wire here so I am assuming the chlorinator operates at 120 volts. When you checked for...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240 wiring, pool chlorinator, wire nut
pool chlorinator, wire nut, bare wire: Good question, if the chlorinator isn t 120 volts 60 hz it will never work in the USA. But to use this timer you will need to rewire the timer so there is 1 hot and 1 neutral. Cap off the red wire with a wire nut, attach the brown to the black, the blue...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240V 3 phase at home, amp breaker, air compressor
amp breaker, air compressor, residential properties: Typically you will not have 3phase capabilities on residential properties. If the label does not offer alternative wiring methods, then it will not work on your system. I think the new motor is far less expensive. You may want to investigate further into...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240V 60amp service for new spa, path of least resistance, new spa
path of least resistance, new spa, poor advice: Hi Doug, I was in a hurry and I guess I explained that wrong. The ground doesn t carry a load it is a safety feature in the event of a short, it s purpose is to provide a path for the electricity to follow to ground besides you. It will follow the path of...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240V Air Conditioner trip breaker in heat mode, heat strip, amprobe
heat strip, amprobe, heat cycle: You have several things to check. The 20amp circuit needs to be #12 wire. The 2pole breaker...two singles need to be tied together, can get week in hot situations. You might consider replacing them. Another situation, rare as it may be, if the heat cycle...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240V Air Conditioner trip breaker in heat mode, c unit, cold heat
c unit, cold heat, 15a: James: It sounds like to me, that the 2 a/c units are tied to a 240volt 2pole breaker, with each a/c on one leg (120volt)of the breaker. And even though there is no handle the breaker is mechanically connected. And if you have a problem with eather a/c unit...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240V Air Conditioner trip breaker in heat mode, heat units, cold heat
heat units, cold heat, wall socket: James, 1). If the breaker is a 2pole, when you turn 1 of the breakers off by hand, the other breaker handle shuts off with it. They are tied together with a physical bond, so what ever one breaker does, the other does at the same time. 2). A 20 amp...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240V Circuit for bandsaw, bandsaw, electrical panel
bandsaw, electrical panel, prongs: Hi Vincent, The 15 amp, 2 pole breaker is OK. I would use 14/3 with ground in case you ever want to use this outlet for something else in the future. 14/2 contains a black,white and ground wire. 14/3 contains a black,white,red, and ground wire....

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240V ciricuits and receptacles, amp breaker, fuse size
amp breaker, fuse size, freestanding oven: Your 40 amp oven should have an overcurrent devive 125% larger, and if that doesn t correspond to a standard size, go up just one size larger. Your compresoor on the otherhand is a motor load and is figured differently. There should be something on the nameplate...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240V conversion question, earth ground, recepticle
earth ground, recepticle, ground terminal: Hot neutral and ground are typical 120volt appliances. Your home will have 2 hots, neutral and ground, meaning that you will only need one leg (1 hot neutral and ground for your equipment. For the dryer, it is always recommended that you match the recepticle,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240V Downlighters, lighting circuit, wattage
lighting circuit, wattage, bulbs: Hi Carl, There really is no limit if your basing your load on Voltage. Your limit of lights would depend on Amperage. Going by the wattage of each bulb and the size of the breaker feeding this circuit. For an example.. Say your bulbs...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240V dryer outlet, 220 volts, alex
220 volts, alex, junction box: Hi Paul, Do you have 46V reference to ground in the panel too? Usually a lower voltage is a poor connection somewhere. If you have 120V in reference to ground on this leg in the panel looks for places with bad connections. Like a junction box...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240V Electric Oven.. 12AWG Leads??, convection oven, amp breaker
convection oven, amp breaker, amperage: It is amazing what manufacturers can get by with. Actually however if you notice, the #12 they are using is a very fine stranded wire. The finer the strands and the more heat resistant the insulation, the more amps it will withstand. That is why welder cable...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240V Electric Water Heater (Won't Start), electric water heater, incoming power
electric water heater, incoming power, thermostat: Is that with or without water in the tank. Sometimes water in the tank will cause a false reading. It could be anything from a bad element to a bad thermostat. If you have 120 on both wires coming in then it is not a problem with the incoming power it is...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240V in North America, hz frequency, hot legs
hz frequency, hot legs, residential supply: Hi Dave, You are correct in stating that the power in Hong Kong is 240 volt...with the difference being it is 240 volts on one leg...instead of the 240 volts we have here in the USA of two 120 volt legs being of opposite polarity...and seen at the device...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240V outlet, don beck, groundwire
don beck, groundwire, neutral wire: Hi Greg, I am assuming the dryer is a 220V unit and not 110V unit. One of the wires with 110V reading, goes onto one side of the 220V outlet.(probably a dark colored screw). The other hot wire with the 110V reading goes onto the other side of the new...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240V Receptacle from 120V, cable jacket, receptacle
cable jacket, receptacle, air compressor: I would have to agree Chris. The breaker is sized according to the conductor it is protecting and most likely this circuit is using #14 wire. If you can locate as area of the cable jacket inside of the panel, if it is #12 or larger, you can use these conductors,...

Electrical Wiring in the Home: 240V Receptacle vs Hard Wiring, gauge wire, lincoln electric
gauge wire, lincoln electric, 240v receptacle: Hi John, Sorry just responding.....we were away for the week-end visiting family - first time we ve both had a week-end off together for some time...been very busy here. Based on your description....yes - you COULD run both the welder and air compressor...