convert into [Receptacle] electrical plug

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convert into [Receptacle] electrical plug

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Size:  14.2 KB. We want to convert it into regualr outlet, so we can use it to plug in our electrical devices. What can we do and can we do it by our selves.
 

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thanks in advance.

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Old 09-04-14, 12:12 PM
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That might be to provide GFI protection for a whirlpool tub. If so it is a dedicated circuit.
 
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Old 09-04-14, 12:36 PM
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We want to convert it into regualr outlet, so we can use it to plug in our electrical devices. What can we do and can we do it by our selves.
you may replace it with a gfci outlet.
both devices have a line and load screws.
hook the new outlet up just like the old one.the line connections on the old one move over to the line connections on the new outlet.
the load connections on the old one move over to the load connections on the new one.

Mod Note: the above may violate one or more parts of the NEC. Without further information no concise answer can be given.

That might be to provide GFI protection for a whirlpool tub
pcboss is right if you have a tub you will not be able to run the tub and a hair dryer say at the same time. you may run the tub or the hair dryer but not both at the same time. you could run a small toy at the same time as the tub.
phone charger,radio,tooth brush,
 

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Old 09-04-14, 01:56 PM
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pcboss is right if you have a tub you will not be able to run the tub and a hair dryer say at the same time. you may run the tub or the hair dryer but not both at the same time. you could run a small toy at the same time as the tub.
phone charger,radio,tooth brush,
Hold your horses there Cowboy. We have no idea what this circuit is. It would not be prudent at this juncture to suggest the OP start sharing this circuit without further information.
 
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Old 09-04-14, 02:49 PM
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Can someone tell me exactly what that is? Just a GFCI with no receptacle? Or some sort of switch? And wouldn't the loose label be important somehow? What does it say?
 
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Old 09-04-14, 03:00 PM
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It's a deadface GFCI. I can't read the label but that might help.

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Old 09-04-14, 04:42 PM
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Like Ray said,a dead front GFI. It provides GFI protection to receptacle downstream. The NEC changed awhile ago to require the GFI protection to be readily accessible so these are commonly used for whirlpool tubs and a regular receptacle is under the skirt.
 
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Thanks....never saw one before.
 
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