Rewire 240v to 120v

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Old 11-16-06, 11:49 AM
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Question Rewire 240v to 120v

I have a 240v line for an electrical stove not being used. Its a 2 pole 50amp breaker. Can I replace that breaker with a 2 pole 20 amp breaker with no link bar and use it as 2 120v lines? What is the adjusting screw in the middle?

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No. This cable has no ground wire. You cannot use it for a 120 volt circuit.
 
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Old 11-16-06, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by racraft
No. This cable has no ground wire. You cannot use it for a 120 volt circuit.
Can I remove the old wire and replacing it with 2 12-2.
 
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Personally, if this were my house I would get that panel replaced with a new panel.

Yes, if you can find circuit breakers you can pull this one and add a new circuit or two.
 
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I'm planning to, just not now, maybe in the summer.
Any ideas on wiring the ground?
 
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What do you mean by "ideas"? You need a ground. Connect it to the same place the other ground wires are connected.

I respectfully suggest that you buy a decent book on home wiring and read it. Start with "Wiring Simplified". You need to have basic understanding of electricity to do any electrical work.
 
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