Drop Box Wiring

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Old 05-22-07, 09:01 AM
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Could you give me the details on how to wire a 220VAC to 110VAC single phase drop box?
 
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Old 05-22-07, 09:26 AM
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If the box only supplies 110 volt you cannot get a 220 circuit from it. Most of the 110 volt services I have seen were less than 60 amps, sometimes 30. You may not have enough power available to run that load.

Sounds like it might be time for an upgrade to a standard 120/240 volt service.
 
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Old 05-22-07, 10:05 AM
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I do not believe I was clear about what I needed. I have a 220VAC line that was used for and electric stove. We no longer have an electric stove and I would like to convert the 220VAC into 110VAC. Could you give me the wiring info I need to do this?
 
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Unless you tell us what wires are presently there we can't help you. The bottom line is, you may or may not be able to do this.
 
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Old 05-22-07, 11:03 AM
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The box has 2 wires and an aluminum "braid". The 2 wires went to the circuit breaker box to a ganged breaker. The braid goes to the bus bar neutral.
 
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Replace the wire.
 
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Now the bottom line is that you cannot safely do this. There are many ways to get what you want, but your existing stove wiring won't help you get there.
 
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You need to change the breaker and the receptacle. That stove wire won't fit the smaller breaker or the receptacle. Replace the wire.
 
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