So I want to use "ol big red", my trusty arc welder in my new home. I intend to use the electric range circuit since we have a gas range. I re-routed the range wire and was about to hook it back up and realized that there is no neutral wire, just a ground. The ground strands were connected where the neutral should be in the three prong outlet. Can someone advise on how I should connect it back up?:
- The way it was, using the ground as a neutral, leaving the receptacle box ungrounded. (might be difficult to avoid contact between the ground strands and the box)
- Use the ground strands to bond the metal receptacle box and leave the neutral disconnected. I do not believe this welder requires a neutral since it says only "230V" not "110/220V".
- both (!?)