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How to Wire an Outlet for a Air Compressor

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Wiring an Air Compressor: How do I wire a new outlet and light fixture where both are controlled by a single pole switch which is at the end of the line.

Electrical Wiring Options for an Air Compressor

Electrical Question: How do I wire a new outlet and light fixture where both are controlled by a single pole switch which is at the end of the line.

This electrical question came from: , a Homeowner from Louisville, Kentucky.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question.

How to Wire an Air Compressor

Application: Wiring a 120 Volt Electrical Circuit for an Air Compressor.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced, best installed by a Licensed Local Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, electric drill, auger bits and extension cord.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install electrical circuit wiring.
Notice: Installing additional outlet wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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