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Old 09-06-2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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I have a 220v compressor.
I have 2 hangars, back to back, that have their own 110v supply for the lights and wall outlets.
I have taken the (black) power from each hangar and connected them to the two positive sides (one each side) of the 220v outlet for the compressor. I combined the two (white) wires (ground, i think) to the ground (round) plug of the outlet for the compressor.
I checked voltage and have 110v on each side to ground, but not between the two hotís. plugged in compressor, didn't work, no surprise. What am I doing wrong, and what can I do to correct it.
I think I am right in combining the two 110v from each hangar,...no?
Thanks in advance for any advise.

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I have a 220v compressor.
I have 2 hangars, back to back, that have their own 110v supply for the lights and wall outlets.
I have taken the (black) power from each hangar and connected them to the two positive sides (one each side) of the 220v outlet for the compressor. I combined the two (white) wires (ground, i think) to the ground (round) plug of the outlet for the compressor.
I checked voltage and have 110v on each side to ground, but not between the two hotís. plugged in compressor, didn't work, no surprise. What am I doing wrong, and what can I do to correct it.
I think I am right in combining the two 110v from each hangar,...no?
Thanks in advance for any advise.




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yes, 2 fire extinguishers close by.....lol,
breaker box is 200+ feet away... any options?
Yes, call an electrician.
You have absolutely NO idea what you are doing and are going to kill someone.

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I think that on threads like this were the OP will not listen to the dangers and the code violations a moderator should intercede and post a message:

"You have been advised of the code violations and dangers of your plan, this thread is now closed."

Then lock the thread.

By telling the OP how it is supposed to be done safely and by code, we just encourage him on ways to find an unsafe work around.
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There is a BIG difference between a sport that involves risk....
and installing something wrong that creates a danger that should not be there
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Thread CLOSED & mostly removed
I suggest when you come back not to start with your comments
Especially not with a Moderator
Since you insist on not following code....Yes...I win

I'd also suggest hiring an electrician
Since you do not seem to care about the safety of others
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The risk is not contained to just you inside the hanger. It extends to the outside of the building. So more then just you are at risk.

A 240 volt circuit, doesn't use neutrals. So your trying to wire it wrong to begin with.
You apparently don't know how a panel box works, or you would know why it didn't work.

I advise you consult a local electrician to tell you how to do this the right way. Your panel box may need to be seen to give you the proper advise on how to install the proper breaker.

Your understanding of your panel box is just enough to be dangerous to others.

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