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    i just bought a household oven to use for curing,but i do not have a 220 volt outlet in my garage,any tip on how to put one in?

  • #2
    Re: 220 plug needed

    look in the attic, it may have a box and breaker for the electric furnace. thats where I tapped mine, its a 70 amp feed.

    or no dryer connection to plug into?
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    • #3
      Re: 220 plug needed

      take the faceplate off your breaker box to see what type breakers you need. if you have available slots your fine. get a 50 amp breaker & run the line to where you need it. I think 8 ga. is code where I live but i'm not positive.
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      • #4
        Re: 220 plug needed

        Home Depot sells a book called 123 Wiring and it shows you how to run a new 240V recepticle.

        This book is only about $15 and it's a great book for the do-it yourselfer who wants to do the job right and to code. I recommend it.

        Ken Cenicola
        NHA Supply, LLC

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        • #5
          Re: 220 plug needed

          Nick, Do you have a dryer hookup close to your garage? My dryer is in my basement on the garage side of the house. I bought a 6 foot oven cord and wired it to an outlet in my garage. This is what I did when I first got set up. When ever I want to use it, i just unplug the dryer and plug in the oven cord.
          Greg

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          • #6
            Re: 220 plug needed

            I made a 220 cord 50ft long.. that I run from my dryer to the shed haha...

            $100 for everything
            Jeff's Powder Coating.
            Monroe Mi.48161

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            • #7
              Re: 220 plug needed

              What gauge of wire did you use to run 50'?
              How many amps are you pulling through it?
              How long has it been working w/o any problems?

              I'm going to be running approx. 60' from my breaker box and pulling 45 amps. I'm trying to figure the size of wire I need for a 60' run.

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              • #8
                Re: 220 plug needed

                Originally posted by nick9882
                i just bought a household oven to use for curing,but i do not have a 220 volt outlet in my garage,any tip on how to put one in?

                I made a 220 cord 50ft long.. that I run from my dryer to the shed haha...

                $100 for everything
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                Jeff's Powder Coating.
                Monroe Mi.48161

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                • #9
                  Re: 220 plug needed

                  6 guage is supposed to be good for 55 amps, but I don't know how to calculate voltage drop over distance.

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                  • #10
                    Re: 220 plug needed

                    Well, I'm pulling 45 amps to my oven.
                    I went to the hardware store and purchased 6/3 wire.
                    I made a run of about 70' and have had no problems, but this has only been for a day. I don't see any problems in the future though.

                    Just a tip for those of you who are going to be making long runs with large wire.
                    Around here 6/3 wire is $1.95 per foot if you buy it only by the foot.
                    If your going to make a long run, say over 60' and you have a little extra cash and think you may wire a welder or something else later, buy a roll of it because its about $70.00 cheaper to buy it in a 125' roll.

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                    • #11
                      Re: 220 plug needed

                      A 60 foot run with a 45 amp load at 240V only results in a 1.1Volt drop in voltage. This is not significant enough to worry about going to a higher gauge of wire. If #6 GA is what is called out for a 240V 50amp breaker, then go with that.

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