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You DO use the old wire. You must not run new wire and outlets of proper load rating for the job. Doing anything else is dangerous.

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Q: How do you change 120V volt lines to 240V?
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Can you wire a 120V stove fan to the 240V supply?

No, you must break it down to a 120 volt supply.

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How can you tell if the electric service is 120V or 240V?

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Can a 120v light bulb work in a 240v lamp?

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How can you wire one half of a 20 amp 120 v duplex wall socket to run 240 volts over 2 legs 2 separate 120 v legs?

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