Originally Posted by MisterZ
just wanted to point out, in the photo it doesnt look as tho there were a 220 line for any appliance.
if there were, obviously the breaker would need to be swapped out from a double pole to single.....
unless you already did this
good observation. yes, it had been swapped out when the old wall unit ac was pulled. and, during the process of trying to get this working, i traced it back to the panel, just to be certain.
something i read at another site a couple of days before stumbling on the switch solution talked about certain overhead florescent light fixtures that included a plug for installation, were NOT meant to be connected directly to a switch. this was the case here; working with an old shop light, but still in the box that included a short wire/3 prong plug. so I rewired the light to include the plug and installed a receptacle next to the junction. not sure if this would have been necessary, 'cause i did it before changing the switch. any thoughts about that?