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what could happen if a 220 stove cord was improperly installed and then stove was plugged in to the recepticle?

I think my new stove cord was installed wrong and after being plugged in we heard a ((whooooaamp)) sound and all the lights in the house flickered, now none of my 220 appliances will work correctly. ...
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Can I step down 220 V to 110 V for my whole apartment?

Our Country's voltage setting is 220 V, but I have a bunch of devices that are rated 110V (surplus coffeemakers from JPN to the awesome Philips Hue smart bulbs). So I was thinking of adding a 110 V ...
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What are my options for installing 220v receptacles in an attached garage?

My workshop (attached garage) is currently wired with 110V receptacles fed from the main panel in the house by #10/3 with ground (1 black, 1 red, 1 white, 1 ground) attached to a double-pole 30A ...
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Can I share a 240V outlet between two devices?

I have a single 50 amp 240 volt outlet. However, I've been using both my dryer and a welder on this same outlet, both have 3-prong (10-50P) plugs. It can be difficult to plug and unplug cords from ...
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Jury-Rigged Modification of 110v Circuit to 220v Circuit Using Steel-Armor of BX Cable as Neutral/Ground… [closed]

My house was constructed in 1980 in the City of New York. About twenty-five years ago, I installed a new 29,200 BTU Carrier A/C through the wall of the house. The unit was rated at 208v, drawing ...
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How should I go about fixing a faulty 220 V Electrical Outlet

This afternoon, my wife and I noticed a peculiar smell coming from the garage. We localized it to a faulty 3-wire 220 V outlet. Something got really hot resulting in part of the rubber melting on ...
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Trying to wire a 220v line-voltage thermostat

I am trying to replace my old 220v line-voltage thermostat with a modern version. The problem is that after wiring the new version in like the old it doesn't work. I have (2) 12-2 wires coming out of ...
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How can I upgrade a 3 wire appliance receptacle to a 4 wire receptacle?

I have a cabin, wired for 220 and even has a sub-breaker near the outlet. There are 3 wires to the connector (two hots and the neutral). The range-top that I want to hook up is a 4-wire model (2 ...
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What wire gauge should I use with a 30 amp breaker for a 220V welder?

I am installing an outlet in my garage for a 220v mig welder. The welder specs call for 30A breaker. The outlet for the welder is only 2 feet from the garage sub panel. The wiring refernece charts ...