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Re: [Shop-talk] 220 outlets

To: Mark Andy <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 220 outlets
From: "David C." <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 20:34:31 -0700
Yeah, 220 outlets aren't designed to daisy chain like 110 outlets are. 
What I have done  is use a 2x4 or 4x4 handy box as a splice box and run 
two or three circuits out of that, but, as you said, splicing gets kind 
of messy.  The big wire nuts are rated for 3 or 4 conductors, and the 
wire rating is usually on the package or sometimes actually on the wire 
nut itself.  I am looking for a cleaner way to do this, too.  I'm 
starting to lean towards the sub panel idea and will be pricing sub 
panels at the Borg sometimes in the next few weeks.  If there is some 
way to use a buss system instead of a splice box I would like to hear 
about it.

Mark Andy wrote:
> Howdy,
> On Sat, 25 Jul 2009, Randall wrote:
>> Personally, I'd just stick a bunch of them on the same circuit (maybe
>> make the circuit big enough to run two at a time). No different really
>> than having a row of 110v 15 amp outlets all on the same 15 amp
>> circuit, which is fairly common in house wiring.
> The issue I've had with this kinda thing is how to splice the (thick)
> wires together to be able to put a bunch of 220vac outlets in series.
> Love to get any feedback on proper methods for this.
> Also, if you size the breaker big enough for two loads, remember that
> the outlets all need to be rated for that higher amperage as well, which
> almost certainly means redoing plugs, etc.
> Mark
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