Exterior Lighting without a nuetral

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Old 11-17-14, 02:08 PM
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Exterior Lighting without a nuetral

I am in need of temporary lighting for two upcoming holiday parties to provide lights for a parking area. The only power I have in the area is for my deep well, 240 VAC single phase, gnd and NO NUETRAL. My question, can I wire a double head flood light and connect it to one phase and the gnd? What precautions should I take? Again, it is temporary....if that matters. THanx.
 
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Old 11-17-14, 02:27 PM
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Do not do this. This creates a serious shock hazard.
 
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Old 11-17-14, 02:47 PM
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Can you live without what I assume is a pump for the well?
If so, you could temporarily remove the red wire off the breaker and put it on your neutral bar.
Bam, hack job 120V receptacle. Just do not forget to wire it back up properly.
 
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What's wrong with an extension cord?
 
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