Electric fireplace needs neutral for 120/240v.

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Old 12-17-17, 11:51 PM
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Electric fireplace needs neutral for 120/240v.

I want to install an electric fireplace that requires a 240v with a Neutral (3 conductors plus a ground). My home is prewired for 240v (2 conductor plus ground) with no neutral as well as a 120v. My question is, is it possible somehow to use the 120v feed to provide the missing neutral and wire it with the 240v 2 conductor to make up the 4 wires it requires?
 
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Old 12-18-17, 12:26 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

Your house is wired with 120/240v. Two hot legs and a neutral.
When the neutral is connected at the first panel.... whether it's a disconnect or main panel.... then it gets connected with the ground.

You will be using 4 wire cable. Two hots, neutral and ground.

If you are connecting the fireplace to the main panel.... the neutral and the ground get connected to the same bar. If you aren't sure of the connections or whether that is the main panel... post a pic of the inside.

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Old 12-18-17, 03:21 AM
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Unless the unit comes with two cords you will need another unit or to rewire.
 
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Old 12-18-17, 03:28 AM
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The code requires all conductors to be run in the same sheath or raceway.
 
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Thanks for the advise and information everyone.
 
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