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how to put in a 220 outlet?

Asked By: dontlikedylan - 10/1/2006
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Determine your amperage needs based on the appliance that you will be plugging in. An electric stove needs about 40 amps. A lower-end MIG welder needs about 40 amps. Check the owners manual for your appliance. Buy a breaker (of the brand that matches your main panel box) that is the correct amperage for a 220 or (... More
Answered By: firm_shake - 10/2/2006
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If you have to ask this, call an electrician.
Answered By: starting over - 10/1/2006
 
Go to the yellow pages and look under Electric. Call a professional. You can really get hurt(like killed) if you try DIY on this one.
Answered By: whataboutme - 10/1/2006
 
I believe you need a permit to install a new line but u could probably inquire over the phone with a contractor to be sure .. 220 is the two lines positive and negative together in ac and the ground for the opposite terminal hence 110&110=220
Answered By: arily666 - 10/1/2006
 
WELL, THOSE ANSWERS WERE HELPFUL. YOU DON'T SAY WHAT THE AMPS ARE YOU NEED AT THE OUTLET. LET'S ASSUME IT IS 30 AMP. YOU RUN A # 10 WIRE FROM THE BREAKER BOX TO WHERE 220 IS NEEDED, MOUNT A 2X4" BOX. BUY A 220 30 AMP OUTLET ATTACHE THE WHITE AND BLACK WIRES ACCORDINGLY. AT THE ELECTRICAL BOX, INSTALL A 30 AMP DOUBLE... More
Answered By: T C - 10/1/2006
 
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