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Old 03-12-2017, 06:31 AM   #1
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Hello everyone:

Before I ask the question, I want everyone to know I am NOT an electrician and I do not have the experience. This is due to the fact that this may seem like a fairly easy question.

Im want to install a 208V receptacle and some 120V receptacles in the same room/building. From the breaker panel, I "believe" I will use double pole 20A breaker for the 208V receptacle and for the 120V I will use 15A single pole breaker . From what I've researched, the 120V receptacle will need only one hot , one neutral, and one ground conductors. However, the 208V receptacle will need (two) hots , one ground, and one neutral. My question is what is it about the double pole breaker that allow one to bring two hots to the 208V receptacle? Will the breaker panel require a main breaker since I have these two different types of receptacles OR it doesnt matter? Finally are these values correct for what Im trying to do? Again, Im not experienced, even though this maybe a fairly simple question. Thanks in advance
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Hello everyone:

Before I ask the question, I want everyone to know I am NOT an electrician and I do not have the experience. This is due to the fact that this may seem like a fairly easy question.

Im want to install a 208V receptacle and some 120V receptacles in the same room/building. From the breaker panel, I "believe" I will use double pole 20A breaker for the 208V receptacle and for the 120V I will use 15A single pole breaker . From what I've researched, the 120V receptacle will need only one hot , one neutral, and one ground conductors. However, the 208V receptacle will need (two) hots , one ground, and one neutral. My question is what is it about the double pole breaker that allow one to bring two hots to the 208V receptacle? Will the breaker panel require a main breaker since I have these two different types of receptacles OR it doesnt matter? Finally are these values correct for what Im trying to do? Again, Im not experienced, even though this maybe a fairly simple question. Thanks in advance
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I do not see what is wrong with this question..It seems like a typical question to be posted by for forum full of electricians.
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No one but electricians (and helpers or apprentices) are supposed to be here is Telsa's point. Mr Engineer please call an electrician.
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Welcome aboard!

Seems that would be a question easily answered by an 'electrical engineer'.

I'd see a lawyer and sue the college that bestowed that degree on you.
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Seems that would be a question easily answered by an 'electrical engineer'.

I'd see a lawyer and sue the college that bestowed that degree on you.
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I see you checked out my Suncoast Facebook page.
I posted some pics and was wondering if seeing beer cans scattered around job sites and people sitting in a bar is too much old school charm to be PC these days.
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I see you checked out my Suncoast Facebook page.
I posted some pics and was wondering if seeing beer cans scattered around job sites and people sitting in a bar is too much old school charm to be PC these days.
I'm kind of old school for that type question maybe.

I remember taking a few swigs of blackberry brandy in the morning on cold job sites. But not drinking beer on the job while working. Some guys but not me would drink a beer or two at lunch but not while actually working. Leaving cans around on a site is in poor taste.

I have no problem with stopping by the bar on the way home or picking up a bottle on the way home and sitting back with a glass at home.

I hate all things to do with PC. But anything portraying a blue collar worker as a beer guzzling semi alcy is just poor taste.
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I'd like to offer some free advice:
Don't do this project. Please.
It's a safety issue.
There is more to doing electrical work that "black wire goes to X and white wire goes to Z". There are techniques that are obvious to us that may be totally overlooked by a novice.
You admit that you know nothing- and that's great that you are honest about it - so please hire an electrician. Because honestly, what you are asking is so basic that an electrician wouldn't even bother thinking to ask your questions.

No one is here to sell you our services, so please don't see it that way. We get to deal with botched up safety issues and it's not funny.
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1. I did not see anywhere in the rules that said I had to be an electrician to join or post questions. I guess I overlooked that.

2. Thought Id just get a simple response, since it is supposedly easy.

3. Since I clearly dont belong here...I will simply leave, and not post again. Have a nice day
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