220 to 110


Old 01-21-02, 12:39 PM
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220 to 110


I curently have a 220 outlet in the back of my house that comes in for an ac unit. what i would like to do is branch off the outlet with a new box for 110 current.

comming out of metal conduit is 1 red and 1 black wire.

they then go to the 220 outlet.

the outlet is grounded straight to the receptical box.

to add the 120 box , i have connected the old box and new box with metal conduit and secured it to the wall.

the question i have is

i believe i want to connect either the red or the black wire from the 220 circuit to the new 120 outlet . but the question is , do i then connect the other pole of the new outlet directly to the ground post on the receptical box.?
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Old 01-21-02, 12:46 PM
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What you want to do is neither legal nor safe. You need to find a source of 120-volt power to tap into that is independent of this air conditioner circuit. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Old 01-21-02, 05:48 PM
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Converting circuit

You need to repull the conduit to insert the correct wires. Since you are doing a repull anyway you can pull several circuits into the pipe thus providing lots of power to that area of the house.
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