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Electrician question

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Woodsy, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Woodsy

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    Looking for some sort of converter that I can plug into my 3 prong Dryer outlet that would result in two 110v lines. There seems to be a myriad of devices but not sure if anyone else has used one. Eventually I am going to pull two new lines from the box but this is interim until then.
    Thanks
     

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    Oh boy!
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    You can’t. You have 240v and a bare ground wire, unless it’s a piece of 10/3, but likely it’s 10/2 if it’s 3 prong dryer outlet.
     
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    No neutral, you will kill bus loads of children and nuns
     
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    Another Electrician thread for Meelosh!!!!!!! Luv it!!!!!! Hire a licensed electrician/pro or u will burn your house down and die a very hot death, Hahahaha!!!!!!!!
     
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    If it's just interim, why not just plug an extension cord into one of the dozens of regular 110v outlets you have around the house?
     
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    Apropros to nothing: Back in my 30's when I was a cheap bastard, I ran a 220 "extension cord" from my dryer out to the garage to my welder. worked pretty well, lol.
     
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  10. Dennis in MA

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    I use three screwdrivers and some spare baling wire personally.

    I've never thought of this. Wow. OTOH, I've still got 240v in my bathroom for the dryer. . . which is now a gas dryer and has been for 15 years. All them extra amps floating around my house.

    I've thought of doing that if I ever got a welder. The last thing I need is ANOTHER 30amp circuit in the house. LOL
     
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    What exactly are you trying to accomplish ? For What ? Just run the wire now and save the headache
     
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    Even if you could find an adapter, it's likely a 30A breaker for the dryer.

    Bad idea to run regular extension cords or appliances off a 30A breaker.
     
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    Electrical question

    Answer: Hire a licensed professional
     
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    This reminds me of my wife’s uncle...the guy knew everything!!! Licensed tradesman sucked to him, wouldnt piss on them if they were on fire, blah blah blah. Then because he was so handy he finished his attic space and ran 18/2 t stat wire to everything... because u know pros suck and they are just trying to rip u off and hack in that expensive romex wire when you don’t need it.
     
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    Is this a no-no? I was thinking about doing this for my compressor at the new house in Indy because estimates were as high as $2000 to run 240 out to the garage.
     
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    If your power is clean, there is no need for thicker wire or insulation [laugh]
     
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    I think you shoud hire a licensed pro. [​IMG]

    That said, it was kinda common in the cheap Jeep community a while back. I knew it wasn't right, but for the very occasional patch jobs or broken stuff it suited my needs just fine.
    Truth be told: The dryer was in the basement, so I went up the back hatchway and around into the garage, I think I had a 50 foot run of must have been 12-3 or something, black exterior line.
    Some guy who moonlighted wired my compressor with this stuff years ago at my old house, when I left I pulled it out. Home-made 220 extension cord. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    My first house in Maine had a detached garage but the cheap people who had the house and garage built didn't run any electricity to the garage yet the garage had lights and switches. I then noticed a male cord end coming out of a box. Yup. They would run an extension cord from the house to the garage and plug it in for lights.

    I rented a mini excavator dug a trench and ran a 2" conduit between the two buildings and installed a 60 amp sub panel.
     
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    I did the same thing to my garage years ago, didn't have electricity at all (of course the house was built in the 1880's and who know when the garage was built). But I put in switches and lights and ran an extension cord (made with romex, so I could unplug it if there was ever an inspection). After a few years, ended up running a pipe and a sub panel. Much happier with it these days :)
     
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    I ran a camper off over 50ft of line for 3 years with no issues off a dedicated 30a breaker...summer and winter running 35000BTU a/c.

    The housing situation in Indy is temporary...i’m not dropping $2k on the cost for a ‘licensed pro’ to do something I can ham and egg for a 20th of the cost for something i’ll be at home whenever it’s in use.

    Second option is to put the compressor in the basement and run the line out to my blast cabinet/air tools...but then you get line loss on the compressed air.

    If 240 wasn’t supposed to be run that far away from the box, why would they make wire in greater than 4’ lengths :D
     
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    Good eyes!

    Maybe he could just grind one of those off and make it 3 prongs. :D.

    I'm kidding.
     
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    I THINK you mean "Oh Boy! ANOTHER Electrical thread!!!!!"

    [party]
     
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    and even IF you did put in two 20 A breakers in the panel, how are you going to RETURN the combined 40A common current? Thru the 30A neutral wire you have???? it does not compute.

    there might be a way of doing it with dual ganged 15 amp breakers....but consult an actual electrician on if that is legal.
     
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    Hey, if the light lights and the bell rings, then it must all be ok, right? You'se guys are a riot.
     
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    yes. why? This is not right? [​IMG]
     
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    The standard three phase question. If the motor runs the wrong way, just change any two wires. Jack.
     
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    Why ham and egg the shit of it when u can pay a professional and just sit back and eat steak and eggs with a nice tall mimosa!! I bet that 2k would look mighty good if u burn your camper down, lol!
     
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    It’s not 3 phase
     
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    I know. Just trying to be a smart ass. Jack.
     
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