Originally Posted by Chet
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?