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it would cost to much otherwise You can put up to 12 outlets on a circuit. On a circuit count you have to include receptacles, switch boxes and fixture boxes.

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Can you split a 240V wire to wire a 120V outlet?

Yes you can, BUT IT IS DANGEROUS!!! You can use one side of the breaker to wire an outlet but if the outlet or the appliance you plug into the outlet shorts out, the breaker may not trip. Only half of the breaker will try to trip and the other half will not know to do the same therefore you could over heat the circuits and cause a fire. NOT A GOOD IDEA. That is a stupid answer, you cannot wire one side of a breaker. IT WILL NOT TRIP !!!! SO IT COULD CAUSE SOMEONE TO BE ELECTROCUTED.


How can you wire a normal 120V outlet out of a double pole circuit breaker?

well, the easy answer is, black wire to one pole of the breaker, white wire to the neutral bus with all the other white wires, bare wire to the ground bus with all the other bare (or green) wires. BUT the breaker must be 20 amps or less for residential outlets and you much match the wire size to the breaker, #14 for 15 amp breaker, #12 for a 20 amp breaker AND if there is only going to be one outlet, if it is a 20 amp circuit, the outlet has to be rated for 20 amps. Yes, but why would you want to? It is unclear to anybody else what you are doing and therefore a hazard. Do it right. Use a single pole breaker designed for 110V.


How do you wire a 20A breaker with a 240volt outlet?

first ,you must have a dedicated line. A 240 volt outlet requires a double pole breaker. It's like having two breakers on one unit, each throw is connected to the other so if one phase goes ,the other one will. one breaker in the single unit goes two one 120v phase, and the other breaker goes to the other 120v phase equaling 240 volts. a 240 volt outlet does not require a neutral to work,however the neutral wire still goes to neutral, but really acts as a ground. The red wire (from one Phase) on one breaker goes to one side of the outlet, and the black wire (from other phase) on the other breaker goes to the other side of the outlet. And the white wire goes to the round part of outlet, and in the panel box goes to neutral. the bare copper copper connects to the metal box which holds the outlet, and to the ground terminal strip in the panel box. hence, the answer to the question is YES. And this is how, and by code, the way to hook up the wires. NOTE: make sure you get a three wire romex, or bx for this.


How do you change a 15 amp outlet to a 20 amp outlet?

The only way you can change a 15 amp to a 20 is you have to replace the 14 gauge wire going to it with a 12 gauge wire, then replace the 15 amp breaker with a 20 amp breaker. You can put a 15 amp outlet on a 20 amp circuit as long as there is more then one receptacle. A double receptacle counts as two receptacles. Steve Green Coeur d'Alene, Idaho


How do you install a 240v electrical outlet in a standard house?

The installation is similar to that of a 120V outlet. The part you have to be careful with is getting the correct size wire and breaker. 240V is installed using 3 conductor wire (Black, Red, White). The Black and Red hooks to a double-pole circuit breaker. The white and grounding the same as a 120V system. You actually don't need a 3 wire cable for a 240 volt outlet. The neutral more than likely will not be used and a three wire cable over a two wire cable adds extra costs to the overall job total. If you can afford it however, it is a good idea as then the outlet can be used as a split voltage outlet, and the wiring is pre installed. There will be 2 wires for installing a 240 VAC outlet. One red and one black.

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Can you split a 240V wire to wire a 120V outlet?

Yes you can, BUT IT IS DANGEROUS!!! You can use one side of the breaker to wire an outlet but if the outlet or the appliance you plug into the outlet shorts out, the breaker may not trip. Only half of the breaker will try to trip and the other half will not know to do the same therefore you could over heat the circuits and cause a fire. NOT A GOOD IDEA. That is a stupid answer, you cannot wire one side of a breaker. IT WILL NOT TRIP !!!! SO IT COULD CAUSE SOMEONE TO BE ELECTROCUTED.


How many 20amp outlets in commercial building per circuit?

All depends on how big your main breaker is and what size wire you are using,one 20 amp outlet needs #12 wire not more than 50feet away from main breaker


How can you wire a normal 120V outlet out of a double pole circuit breaker?

well, the easy answer is, black wire to one pole of the breaker, white wire to the neutral bus with all the other white wires, bare wire to the ground bus with all the other bare (or green) wires. BUT the breaker must be 20 amps or less for residential outlets and you much match the wire size to the breaker, #14 for 15 amp breaker, #12 for a 20 amp breaker AND if there is only going to be one outlet, if it is a 20 amp circuit, the outlet has to be rated for 20 amps. Yes, but why would you want to? It is unclear to anybody else what you are doing and therefore a hazard. Do it right. Use a single pole breaker designed for 110V.


How do you wire a 20A breaker with a 240volt outlet?

first ,you must have a dedicated line. A 240 volt outlet requires a double pole breaker. It's like having two breakers on one unit, each throw is connected to the other so if one phase goes ,the other one will. one breaker in the single unit goes two one 120v phase, and the other breaker goes to the other 120v phase equaling 240 volts. a 240 volt outlet does not require a neutral to work,however the neutral wire still goes to neutral, but really acts as a ground. The red wire (from one Phase) on one breaker goes to one side of the outlet, and the black wire (from other phase) on the other breaker goes to the other side of the outlet. And the white wire goes to the round part of outlet, and in the panel box goes to neutral. the bare copper copper connects to the metal box which holds the outlet, and to the ground terminal strip in the panel box. hence, the answer to the question is YES. And this is how, and by code, the way to hook up the wires. NOTE: make sure you get a three wire romex, or bx for this.


Can you have more than one conductor in a circuit breaker?

No. Each conductor requires its own circuit breaker. Be sure to match the size of the breaker to the size of the wire. Ex.: 15 amp breaker for #14 gauge wire/ 20 amp breaker for #12 hauge wire.


How do you change a 15 amp outlet to a 20 amp outlet?

The only way you can change a 15 amp to a 20 is you have to replace the 14 gauge wire going to it with a 12 gauge wire, then replace the 15 amp breaker with a 20 amp breaker. You can put a 15 amp outlet on a 20 amp circuit as long as there is more then one receptacle. A double receptacle counts as two receptacles. Steve Green Coeur d'Alene, Idaho


How do you install a 240v electrical outlet in a standard house?

The installation is similar to that of a 120V outlet. The part you have to be careful with is getting the correct size wire and breaker. 240V is installed using 3 conductor wire (Black, Red, White). The Black and Red hooks to a double-pole circuit breaker. The white and grounding the same as a 120V system. You actually don't need a 3 wire cable for a 240 volt outlet. The neutral more than likely will not be used and a three wire cable over a two wire cable adds extra costs to the overall job total. If you can afford it however, it is a good idea as then the outlet can be used as a split voltage outlet, and the wiring is pre installed. There will be 2 wires for installing a 240 VAC outlet. One red and one black.


How do you convert a 220 v outlet to a 110 v outlet?

To convert an outlet in a residental application, find the breaker associated with the 220 volt outlet. Probably there will be a white wire with black tape on one side of the breaker, remove this wire and remove the tape. Take this wire and put it in the neutral bar. The neutral bar is that silver bar in the panel with all the other white wires connected to it. Now replace the outlet with a 120 volt unit. Remove the black tape from the white wire at the outlet. Now it is possible that you have a 4 wire 220 volt outlet, if that is the case the conversion procedure is a little different. Turn off the breaker and remove the oulet, there will be a black,red and white and green or bare copper wire connected to the outlet. Disconnect all the wires, reconnect the 120 volt outlet, using the black, white and green or bare copper wire. The black wire will go to the gold colored screw, the white to the silver and the green or bare copper to the green screw.Insulate the red wire and push into the back of the box. The breaker for a standard 120 volt outlet should be a 20 amp, so you will need to change it if it is larger than a 20. Hope this helps.


Can you wire 2 bedroom on 1 breaker?

You can't wire 2 beedrooms on one breaker.


How can you wire a 110V plug outlet from a 240V plug outlet not speaking of a converter but actually changing the plug outlet so that there are no long term effects on the 120V appliance?

Assuming the wiring to the outlet has 2 loads and one neutral, isolate one load from the outlet and use the neutral as the common. be sure to ground from the receptacle to your conduit or ground lead. You should also replace the corresponding breaker with a 120 volt single breaker.


Can one leg of a 240 volt circuit be capped and the circuit breaker changed to make an existing 240 volt outlet into a 120 volt outlet?

Yes, you can always have heavier wire than code requires.


Can it be dangerous to wire one outlet of a double outlet to a switch?

No, that is not unsafe.

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