Originally a 240V line running from the 50A circuit to a box contaning in line fuses from this box came a 240V cable having 2 black wires and wire braid do I wire the outlet stove as a 3 or 4 prong?
3 prong the 2 black wires are your hot and the braided is your neutral.
How can you install 240V for a hut spa from a fuse box?
(not sure what a hut spa is, but I'll assume an outdoor hot tub?) Yes and no. You must have an "in sight" disconnect for the spa/hot tub (among other safety rules). You can run the wire for the outdoor disconnect from the fuse box. ...
When converting from 240V 50A electric range to gas range with a 120V 15A dedicated circuit can you use the now useless 240v circuit for the lower voltage range or should you start from scratch?
Just use one of the hot wires and cap the other. Since you are changing the breaker, the unused line will not be hooked to anything. There is really nothing to be gained by pulling new wire. ...
Why is there no neutral in a 240V circuit?
You have three feed wires on US residential service: 2 hots and neutral. These wires are connected to a 240V center tapped transformer with the neutral connected to the center tap. So, you have 120V between either hot and neutral and 240V between the hots. There is no neutral in this circuit because the load doesn't require 120V, it draws 240V directly from both hots. ...
Asked in Food & Cooking, Party Planning
What do you call an outdoor party at which hot food is served?
barbeque outdoor party outdoor potluck outdoor buffet cook-out
Asked in Home Electricity
Can you use one wire from the panel with 240v on it to wire a 240v water heater?
In North America it takes two "hot" wires to obtain 240 volts.
Asked in Home Electricity, Electrical Wiring
Is a 6 gauge 4 conductor wire still used to install a 240V 50A hot tub more than 50 ft away from the panel?
Yes, that is the correct wire gauge. However, if your tub is much more than 100 ft. from the panel you might consider going up in wire size to #4 due to voltage drop. ...
How do you wire a cook top 240V 3 wire black green white to 240V 4 wire service?
Black would be hot, white would be hot, and green would be common. Four wire is usually two hots, a common and a chasis ground. Just make sure you don't connect one of the service hot wires to the green wire. So, if you are wiring this to service with black, red, white, and green (bare) wires, you connect black to black, and green to green. The white wire of the cooktop connects to the red wire. The white wire of...
Asked in Home Electricity
Which appliances require a 240V line?
Answer for UK, Europe and countries running a 50 Hz supply service. There are quite a few appliances that use a 240V line. Air conditioners, fridges, washers and dryers all use the 240V line. Answer for Canada, USA and countries running a 60 Hz supply service. In North America only the larger appliances use 240 volts. The hot water tank, stove, range top, baseboard heating and clothes dryer are the main appliances that use the higher voltage. ...
How can you install a 240V receptacle from the bare wires for an electric range?
Bare wires!?!?!?! For 240V you need 3 wires plus ground. Red and Black are hot, white is neutral. Don't mess with 240V if you have no idea what you're doing. It's not safe at all. ...
Asked in New Electrical Work
Why are you not getting 240v between the two hot wires?
Because they are "in-phase". In order to get 240v, you need two 120v Alternating Current lines that are 180° out of phase, that is, opposite phases. Only when one line is +120v and the other -120v will you see 240v between the wires. ...
What is the average price range of an outdoor hot tub?
The price of an outdoor hot tub can vary. Most are in the price rang of $2,000-4,000 depending on how simple you want yours to be. ...
Asked in Spark Plugs and Wires, Home Electricity
What adapters do you need to plug your 240V Ac plug into a 110V AC supply?
There are no adptors to plug a 240v plug into a 120v receptacle. 240v requires two hot wores and a neutral and ground. 120v requires one hot wire, a neutral and a ground. If you have something that runs on 240/120 you need the cord and adaptor that came with the equipment as you willl need the wires to mate up accordingly. ...
Asked in Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, and Saunas
240v box outside for a hot tub you need a 110v receptacle Can you wire it off the 240v box?
Using a box that is hire voltage than what you need can cause a short, and even a fire. So using a 240V box, when all you need is a 110v receptacle, wouldn't be a good idea. ...
How do you install a 240V outlet that doesn't have a ground cable but just 2 hot and neutral?
You better call an electrician.
Asked in Hot Dogs
Is the following sentence correct or incorrect for the family reunion you cooked hamburgers and hot dogs on an outdoor grill?
The sentence should be, "For the family reunion, I cooked hamburger and hot dogs on an outdoor grill." ...
Asked in Home Electricity
How do you read the label on a watt hour meter such as CL 200 240V 3W FM2S?
CL200 is the class of the meter 240V is 240 volts 3W is 3 wire (hot 120v / hot 120v / neutral) FM2S is the type of meter Is this an Itron meter? The FM2S will tell you what features it has when you look at the datasheets. ...
How do you change a 4-wire 240V plug for a dryer to a 3-wire 240V plug for a welder and which wires do you use?
The existing 4 wires meaning Red, Black, White, Bare? Red and black are "hot" (using 120V from each phase of your service entrance), white is neutral, and bare is ground. Ground the bare or green wire to the electrical box then use red and black as your hot wires and white as neutral. You must ground the welder itself also with a jumper wire in order to be safe. ...
What if your electrician has fitted a 240v socket in your rec room you want to use your 240v deck and amp but find 2 hot 120v wires and 1 earth How can you use your prized stereo?
Not a hard job or complicated but could be hazardous. Hire a professional. ...
How hot do forced hot water baseboard heaters get?
Only as hot as the aquastat setting on the boiler tells it to get. Or in the case of a reset system where the water temp is reset up or down based on outdoor air temp, only as hot as the reset schedule (which is adjustable) set into the controller tells it to get given the outdoor conditions on that particular day. ...
Can you run a 240V clothes dryer on a 208V 3-phase connection?
It will operate assuming you have a 120/208V 3 phase system, but it will not get as hot as it would on a 240V system. To wire it just use 2 hots instead of 3 and connect the neutral....