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Wiley123

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I am out of room for extra breakers in my breaker box. I have a 220 3 wire outlet for my welder in the garage. Can I branch off of that outlet and install a 4 wire rv outlet if I run a separate neutral wire back to breaker panel? Would like to have both outlets and no adapters and I will not be using them simultaneously.

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Posted: 02/18/20 02:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would, as long as you provide the Neutral, you're golden but I'm sure some here are going to cringe.
Be warned, there are going to be some people here that misread your post and go on and on about how you're going to fry your RV.

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Wiley123 wrote:

I am out of room for extra breakers in my breaker box. I have a 220 3 wire outlet for my welder in the garage. Can I branch off of that outlet and install a 4 wire rv outlet if I run a separate neutral wire back to breaker panel?

Not NEC compliant, but ...

much better than using the ground as neutral.

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Posted: 02/18/20 04:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And your qualifications to do all this re-wiring to code are?


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Not per code!


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thanks guys, I know it won’t be up to code but just wanted to get another opinion.

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Besides not being to code I can’t see it causing any other problems as far as I understand so long as all connections are properly made.

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Posted: 02/18/20 05:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think you could run a neutral and install a sub panel feeding the outlets.


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To meet code you could change the outlet to a 4 wire outlet with neutral for the RV. Then make yourself a short custom dogbone 4 wire to 3 wire adapter for when you want to use the welder. That ensures you could never use both at the same time and the adapter would really be no big deal. Just leave it attached to the welder. Unplug one and plug in the other.

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BB_TX wrote:

To meet code you could change the outlet to a 4 wire outlet with neutral for the RV. Then make yourself a short custom dogbone 4 wire to 3 wire adapter for when you want to use the welder. That ensures you could never use both at the same time and the adapter would really be no big deal. Just leave it attached to the welder. Unplug one and plug in the other.
That is the correct solution, otherwise you might have an interesting discussion with your insurance company if it ever caused a fire!!


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