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Old 06-29-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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Split 220v to 110v


I tore down a shed in my yard that had a 220v dryer outlet. The wire has red, black, white and green wires in it. I assume the red and black are hot, the white is neutral, and the green is ground. The wire goes into two joined breaker switches in the breaker box. Can I use the one 220v wire to create two 110v outside electrical outlets? How would I wire this, and do I need to separate the joined breakers so they can trip independently? Or, do I just need to hire an electrician to take care of this for me? Thank you for your advice.

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Will these just be on the outside of the house or did you replace the shed with another outbuilding?

Either way you are going to need to change the breaker down to a 20 amp and also provide GFI protection for the receptacles.

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They will be on the outside. I purchased outside/weather proof boxes for this. Sounds like my best bet is to hire an electrician to make sure it is done correctly and to code. Thank you.
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The breaker needs to stay as a two pole breaker so both hots get shut off at the same time.

You would use the black and white and green for one circuit. For the other circuit you would use the red, white and green.

You will need weather resistant GFI devices and a bubble cover on the boxes.
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Judging by the tone of your letter,
you do not have much confidence in your ability
to do the job ?
So under those circumstances,
Yes it is better to use an electricain.
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