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USE OF 220V SOCKET FOR 110V


Hey guys-I have a problem in the electrical setup of my garage. There is a fuse box that has 2 ,20amp fuses-a circuit for the lights and a circuit for the workbench. When I run a heater, a compressor,etc it trips a fuse.  My question is-I have a 220v socket for my welder-can I make a special, plug in, receptacle that would give me 2 additional 110v circuits? They would be on different circuits than the garage fuse box-giving me more tool use,etc.-Thanks-AL

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ive never seen that done but it mite be possible. i wouldnt do it.

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If I understand your post correctly............

I would see if there is room in the breaker panel for an additional 20 amp breaker. If so, install an additional breaker, run some 12 ga. wire and install a j-box with a 20 amp gfci outlet. This will give you grounded safe protection in the garage.

Splitting a 220 outlet is not recommended. Power tools take a lot of current, especially on initial start up. My compressor draws 15a, and my worm drive saw about the same when they kick on. Best to have a heavy dedicated circuit for this.

Best rule of thumb for electrical work, do not cut corners..............

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