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Old 04-14-19, 06:47 PM
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220 to 110

I have an old spa bad which has a 220 box next to it. I would like re route the wiring from the spa pad to our patio and make an outlet inside our barbecue bar area. I can connect a 220 to 110 adapter so I can plug in a mini fridge or other appliances. Is this possible? If so, what type of pipe do I run the wire through under the ground? How deep under the ground do I run it?
 
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Old 04-14-19, 07:24 PM
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Lots of questions...and it appears you are not real familiar with electric work? There is no 220/110 in the US. It's 240/120 now. Adapters of any sort are not the best solution.

How many wires do you have to your current box? If 4, you may be able to make it some sort of sub-panel or junction box (depending on what you actually have and where it's located).

I'm no electrical pro and would never give advice on how someone ELSE should do something, but if you provide some more info, then the real experts might have options.\
 
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Old 04-14-19, 08:21 PM
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A picture of the inside of the spa box with the cover removed would be helpful.
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Old 04-15-19, 02:47 AM
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I thought 240-120 adapters were technically illegal ?? I have one I [made from a dryer cord] that I used on job site poles. The inspectors would turn their head provided it was used to power air compressors or other high draw equipment. I've seen them shut down carpenters that just used it for a saw and radio.

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Old 04-15-19, 02:56 AM
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f there is a neutral and ground and a small breaker panel is used as an adapter it would be legal.
 
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Old 04-15-19, 02:59 AM
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Thanks Ray, what we used on a job site had no breaker other than the 30 amp double pole it was plugged into ..... but it was the only way to prevent nuisance trips with either extension cords too long or too many trades at the same time.
 
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... the only way to prevent nuisance trips with either extension cords too long or too many trades at the same time.
Regardless of the kind of wiring or adapters you use, you also need to use manual discipline to avoid overloading circuits and wiring. Back in the 1920's many people did not and they also, using methods too verbose to describe here, overloaded the (mostly knob and tube) wiring and set homes on fire.
 
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