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Old 09-12-2008, 03:27 PM   #1
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Convert 220 to 110


I have a 220 line in the garage and would like to convert to 110 line,
There is a box on the wall. What would be the easiest way to make this conversion.

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Convert 220 to 110


What was the box used for before? How many wires are in the box? Detached or attached garage? Size of wires?


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Convert 220 to 110


The box has a receptiable coming out and was used for a air compressor.
Can I remove the box, run the 220 line into a breaker box and run 1 couple 15 amp breakers out of that.
This is in my son's garage (he just bought the house) and I'm not sure what size the wires are.
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The box has a receptiable coming out and was used for a air compressor.
Can I remove the box, run the 220 line into a breaker box and run 1 couple 15 amp breakers out of that.
This is in my son's garage (he just bought the house) and I'm not sure what size the wires are.
Most likely you won't be able to do that. There is probably only three wires at the box now(grounding, 2 ungroundeds). You could use the existing wires to convert to a 120V outlet by switching the existing breaker feeding the circuit to a single pole breaker and wiring a 120V receptacle at the box. There are few things you'll need to verify before doing this(wire size, etc.). Is this a detached garage?

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I appericate your help. Its an unattached garage with a breeze way. I will be going over there tomorrow and will have more information and a better discription. I will reply more when I get that.

Thanks again for your hellp..
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PICTURES!!

Your 240V circuit has two hot wires coming from a double pole breaker.

A 120V circuit would have one hot coming from a single pole breaker and one neutral coming from the neutral bus at the panel.

There may or may not be a ground wire involved.

Sometimes it is very easy to change 240 to 120 by changing one of the hots to a neutral.

Need more detail on the wire type. Open the recep box and look at the wires inside. How many wires? Is there a ground? If so, is it bare? Is one wire white?

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