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Re: electricity

Posted By: Charlie
Friday, 25 May 2001, at 4:41 a.m.

In Response To: Re: electricity (Joe)

First, 220v typically uses a 4 wire conductor and a two pole circuit breaker. I would replace with a single pole that is the ampacity necessary for the A.C.(see instructions). Use the black wire for the hot, white for neutral, bare for ground. Next, aquire a new receptacle that will accommodate the A.C. plug. The larger conductor may be difficult to fit the screw terminals. If the present two pole circuit breaker is the correct ampacity, I would disconnect the red wire completely from the load end of the breaker. I may not be 100% accurate in my assessment of you situation. If you have any doubts ask! Check, check, check. You can't be to careful when it comes to electricity. Good luck.

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