Wiring new outlet into existing circuit


Old 12-11-15, 09:45 PM
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Wiring new outlet into existing circuit

I have an A/C unit on a double 20amp breaker. The wire coming from panel goes into a junction box. It is then connected via wire nuts to another wire that runs to my A/c unit outside. Not sure why it was done this way. It is an old building and the landlord is dumb. This junction box is in a small utility closet. I want an outlet in there. Is it possible to wire an outlet in the middle of this circuit, in the junction box? I need power to a small rodi unit. Will draw 2.5amps at max.

Or will this idea overload anything plugged into that outlet?
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Old 12-11-15, 10:29 PM
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The double breaker would typically mean that is a 240 volt only circuit. There is no neutral for a 120 circuit. Also the A/C circuit should be dedicated.
Old 12-12-15, 07:49 AM
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Your lease probably prohibits you from doing what you propose.

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