convert 100v from 220v ??

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Old 12-02-02, 11:24 AM
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convert 100v from 220v ??

I have pulled out my electric range and am replacing it with a gas range. I disconnected the 220V from the old range, so I now have a conduit with three wires coming out, black, red and white.
What I need for the new gas range is a standard 110V three-prong outlet. How do I use the 3-wire 220V available in the counter cut-out to wire a 110V outlet?

Any help will be much appreciated!!!!

-dc
 
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Old 12-02-02, 11:44 AM
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I think you'll need to change out your breaker, 1st. Use one of your existing wires for hot, one for neutral, and hook the other to your ground. Go black, white, red, respectively.
 
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Old 12-02-02, 12:40 PM
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When you say conduit what type of conduit are you talking about?
can you pull a green wire into the conduit by pulling the red out with the new green connected to it?

The next thing is the size of the wires you have there already it is possible to use larger wire then code to run devises just if this is a #8 wire it is very hard to get it to work in a receptacle, is it possible to pull out the old wire completely and pull in new #12's to use? All you would need is three wires Black, white and neutral.

Do not use the red as a ground wire. Grounds must be Identifiable by being green or bare. In some locallities you might be allowed to tape up the red with green tape and use it as the ground but in some other areas the inspectors won't allow it by city bylaws so before trying to use a wire that is not designed for the purpose you have in mind I'd get in touch with your local inspection department and ask if it will be accepted in your area.

If you can use these wires then all you have to do is disconnect the breaker and replace it with a 20 amp one connecting the black to the breaker the white to the neutral bar with all the others and the ground to the ground bar.
 
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We got into a heated discussion of a very similar topic recently, with one of our members quitting in protest. The bottom line is that there are ways to convert this, but none of them are code-compliant. The member who left felt that the codes that prohibited this conversion were minor and should be ignored. See the thread below if you want the gory details.

http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?threadid=113631
 
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Old 12-02-02, 12:50 PM
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I go with gard on this one. If it is a steel pipe (emt) then you are in luck. Tie a string on one of the wires and pull the old ones out. Then measure them and get 3 new wires, number 12, blk wht and grn and tie to the string, pull them back thru and hook to a 20 A breaker and you are in business.
 
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Old 12-02-02, 05:25 PM
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Yes, go with Gard! I live waaay out in the boonies, in a codeless area where anything goes and only I see what I do . . . YOU may live somewhere civilized, so best do it right! Sorry for telling you to use red for ground, my ignorance shows.

Good luck!
 
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Old 12-06-02, 06:27 PM
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Originally posted by sberry27
I go with gard on this one. If it is a steel pipe (emt) then you are in luck. Tie a string on one of the wires and pull the old ones out. Then measure them and get 3 new wires, number 12, blk wht and grn and tie to the string, pull them back thru and hook to a 20 A breaker and you are in business.
if it's emt and a metal box, you don't need a ground wire.
 
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Old 12-06-02, 07:11 PM
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But,,, it makes for nice Christmas colors when you use a green wire,,
 
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