Convert a 220 volt to 120 volt circuit
Convert a 220 volt to 120 volt circuit.
My house originally had baseboard electric heat. We changed to gas a few years ago. There are 3 sets of double 20 amp breakers not used now,they have the tabs to join the switches.
My question is can I take a 110 / 20amp line of one side of these? I am putting in boxes in my workshop.
I have read a couple of wiring books but no one seems to touch on that subject. please advise
Hi Paul - Great Electrical Repair Question!
Paul if your asking if you can use 2 pole breakers for 1 pole circuits the answer is no.
If your asking if you could convert the old 220 volt wiring to 110 volt wiring the answer is yes - provided the circuit is totally identified throughout, in which case you would want to install 1 pole breakers in place of the 2 pole breakers and purchase blanks to fill the spaces.
Let me know if this helps.
From: Paul D.
Thanks for an answer Dave, that's what I will do,
Windsor, ON. Canada.