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How to Wire 220 Volt to 120 Volt Circuit


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Summary: Electrical Circuits Question: My house originally had baseboard electric heat. We changed to gas a few years ago. There are 3 sets of double 20 amp breakers not used now, they have the tabs to join the switches.

Convert a 220 volt to 120 volt circuit



Convert a 220 volt to 120 volt circuit

My house originally had baseboard electric heat. We changed to gas a few years ago. There are 3 sets of double 20 amp breakers not used now,they have the tabs to join the switches.

My question is can I take a 110 / 20amp line of one side of these ? I am putting in boxes in my workshop.

I have read a couple of wiring books but no one seems to touch on that subject. please advise
Thanks PD.




Hi Paul - Great Electrical Repair Question!
Paul if your asking if you can use 2 pole breakers for 1 pole circuits the answer is no.

If your asking if you could convert the old 220 volt wiring to 110 volt wiring the answer is yes - provided the circuit is totally identified throughout, in which case you would want to install 1 pole breakers in place of the 2 pole breakers and purchase blanks to fill the spaces

Let me know if this helps.

From: Paul D
Thanks for an answer Dave, that's what I will do,

Thanks Again!
From Paul
Windsor, ON. Canada.



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