Wiring Receptacle


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Old 06-20-03, 02:42 AM
grizzlybear310
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Question Wiring Receptacle

OK, I bought the little lady a tanning bed and it has arrived and now I have to wire up a 220 receptacle for it.

I already have a dedicated 220 circuit in the room where it is at, but is about 12' short.

What size wire do I need to run this and how do I wire up a #6 NEMA 20R receptacle?

Help ASAP.
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Lester
 
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Old 06-20-03, 09:59 AM
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In general, 240-volt circuits are not interchangeable. A circuit put in for one purpose may not suit another.

A more direct answer to your question is that the wire gauge is not determined by the type of receptacle, but the type of breaker.

Tell us what the exiting 240-volt circuit was (or is) used for. And tell us about the breaker.
 
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Old 06-20-03, 11:19 AM
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Dedicated circuit for a electric wallboard heater on a 20 amp. breaker.
This is what the tanning bed manufacture calls for.
 
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Old 06-20-03, 01:20 PM
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Sounds like you're in good shape then. Just use 12/2 to extend the circuit to the new location. Make sure the old box is permanently accessible.
 
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Old 06-20-03, 02:27 PM
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Thanks John.
It was straight wired to the heater so I am just unhooking it all together and then hooking up to the wire with 12/2 to another wall box with the #6 plug mounted in it.
 
 

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