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I just bought this house and was actually looking for an outlet in the basement to plug up my grow lights. I found this painted over outlet on the ceiling and something connected into it which I think is the doorbell. Is this outlet safe? Will it support 4000 Watts of light? Thanks for reading!




 

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1500 max.
Hire an electrician to install the proper wiring, or make sure your insurance is up to date and try your 4000 watts
 
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That's a basic standard outlet from the 1940s - 1960s.

If nothing else is on the circuit, it'll go 1500 Watts Max.

For 4000 Watts, you'll need #10 wire and a 30 amp 2 pole circuit breaker.
 

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That's a basic standard outlet from the 1940s - 1960s.

If nothing else is on the circuit, it'll go 1500 Watts Max.

For 4000 Watts, you'll need #10 wire and a 30 amp 2 pole circuit breaker.
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