question about adding a 220 circuit


Old 10-08-05, 03:38 PM
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question about adding a 220 circuit

Im going to wire a 220v 20a circuit in my garage for a air compressor. The wall im putting it on has no 110 outlets, so i want to add a 110 outlet also. My question is, can i run 12/3 and run a 110 outlet off the same circuit, or do i need to run 2 seperate wires? I know i can, but not knowing the codes, im not sure if it would be ok code wise. I was going to install them in the same box, what is the proper way to do this? thanks
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Old 10-08-05, 05:56 PM
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No you cannot do this.The 220 line must be a dedicated circuit on its own 2 pole breaker.The 110 receptacle can share a circuit with other receptacles.You can use the same box but there must enough space in the box for the receptacles,wires & there must be a non-conductive barrier between the two devices.I would use 2 seaparate boxes
Old 10-08-05, 09:33 PM
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ok, thats what i needed to know, thanks

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