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Old 07-05-2009, 02:17 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by WingNut View Post
Yes, out in my pole barn there is already a outlet that is the same as the one used for dryers. 220v, 30 amp, 3 prong. i just bought this property so I am not sure what the plug was suppose to be used for, maybe a welder, maybe a dryer, I have no clue. I don't want to take apart the plug, so I was thinking of just running a breaker box, like the one in the link I put up, to feed the power for the 4,220v, HID. May sound stupid, but seemed like it would work good instead of running new wire or taking the existing outlet apart...
Are you sure this is a 30 amp dryer receptacle? Sounds like it could be for a RV hook-up. It looks like a 3 wire dryer receptacle but is actually a TT-30 receptacle and is 120 volt, 30 amp configuration. Test across the 2 flat slots (the U shaped slot is ground), if you get 120 volts(+ or_) you have an RV hook-up.



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