Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-04-2012, 09:08 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

how to wire 20 amp outlet


im trying to wire a 20 amp-250v outlet on my coverered patio for a heater i wired it and my directions say wire the black wire on one side and other black on other side i have 1 white and 1 black wire and ground what should i do

dlt2667 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
Licensed Electrical Cont.
 
Speedy Petey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NY State
Posts: 6,847
Rewards Points: 54
Default

how to wire 20 amp outlet


Both white and black are (or will be) your hots. Both white and black will go on the two-pole breaker you must use.
Re-mark the white wire with a red, blue, black, purple, Sharpie marker at both ends of the circuit.

__________________
Sometimes I feel like if I answer any more questions it is like someone trying to climb over a fence to jump off a bridge and me giving them a boost.
Answers based on the 2008 & 2011 NEC.
Speedy Petey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 09:21 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 10
Rewards Points: 0
Default

how to wire 20 amp outlet


White acts like a hot in this case. You're using a double 20 breaker correct ?
bmg97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 09:24 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Alberta
Posts: 46
Rewards Points: 0
Default

how to wire 20 amp outlet


You would first need to make sure that you are using a 2 pole 20A breaker.

I would hire an electrician if you are unsure. Hooking up something incorrectly could fry the components. Since it is a heater, it would probably just be less effective.
AltaSparky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 09:36 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 0
Default

how to wire 20 amp outlet


Quote:
Originally Posted by bmg97 View Post
White acts like a hot in this case. You're using a double 20 breaker correct ?
single pole i think with nothing on it
dlt2667 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 09:38 PM   #6
Licensed Electrical Cont.
 
Speedy Petey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NY State
Posts: 6,847
Rewards Points: 54
Default

how to wire 20 amp outlet


Quote:
Originally Posted by dlt2667 View Post
single pole i think with nothing on it
You think?
Do you know the difference between a single-pole and double-pole breaker?
__________________
Sometimes I feel like if I answer any more questions it is like someone trying to climb over a fence to jump off a bridge and me giving them a boost.
Answers based on the 2008 & 2011 NEC.
Speedy Petey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 09:39 PM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 0
Default

how to wire 20 amp outlet


single breaker
dlt2667 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 09:41 PM   #8
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 0
Default

how to wire 20 amp outlet


Quote:
Originally Posted by bmg97 View Post
White acts like a hot in this case. You're using a double 20 breaker correct ?
im using a single breaker
dlt2667 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 09:43 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Alberta
Posts: 46
Rewards Points: 0
Default

how to wire 20 amp outlet


Quote:
Originally Posted by dlt2667 View Post
im using a single breaker
Well, its a heater, theoretically it will work just half as good...
AltaSparky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 09:47 PM   #10
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 0
Default

how to wire 20 amp outlet


Quote:
Originally Posted by Speedy Petey View Post
You think?
Do you know the difference between a single-pole and double-pole breaker?
no i hooked up a 20amp wire to my patio i have a white and black wire my directions on box say line 1 black hot and line 2 black
dlt2667 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #11
Licensed Electrical Cont.
 
Speedy Petey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NY State
Posts: 6,847
Rewards Points: 54
Default

how to wire 20 amp outlet


PLEASE call an electrician. You have absolutely no idea what you are doing.
__________________
Sometimes I feel like if I answer any more questions it is like someone trying to climb over a fence to jump off a bridge and me giving them a boost.
Answers based on the 2008 & 2011 NEC.
Speedy Petey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #12
Licensed Electrical Cont.
 
Speedy Petey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NY State
Posts: 6,847
Rewards Points: 54
Default

how to wire 20 amp outlet


Quote:
Originally Posted by AltaSparky View Post
Well, its a heater, theoretically it will work just half as good...
1/4 as good. Do the math.
__________________
Sometimes I feel like if I answer any more questions it is like someone trying to climb over a fence to jump off a bridge and me giving them a boost.
Answers based on the 2008 & 2011 NEC.
Speedy Petey is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Speedy Petey For This Useful Post:
Gac66610 (10-05-2012)
Old 10-05-2012, 07:05 AM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: WV
Posts: 2,907
Rewards Points: 2
Default

how to wire 20 amp outlet


Quote:
Originally Posted by Speedy Petey View Post
PLEASE call an electrician. You have absolutely no idea what you are doing.
Threads like this scare the heck out of me. You'd think anybody attempting a DIY electrial job would at least learn a little about what's involved and how to do it properly. If you screw up plumbing, you'll know it. If you screw up electric, your survivors will know it.

md2lgyk is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to md2lgyk For This Useful Post:
Speedy Petey (10-05-2012)
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can I use a piece of wire to connect a grounding plug to an outlet? Smoked Electrical 9 10-14-2011 03:56 PM
3 wire 50 amp outlet with 4 wire cable dlyon2 Electrical 9 10-09-2011 06:32 AM
Converting a 220V two-gang outlet to 110V kevindd992002 Electrical 17 09-30-2011 06:17 AM
ceiling fan wicked97 Electrical 4 08-21-2011 08:12 AM
Outlet With Swith and Older (White, Black, Red) Wire CaptChaos Electrical 18 09-14-2009 11:17 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.