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#119199 - 12/08/04 04:18 PM 110 from 220
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This shows how a 110 v receptacle was feed from a 220 pressure tank for a well system.

The 110 receptacle was for a water treatment system. No connectors, and not the color code for the neutral.

At least it was grounded. 20 amp receptacle and a 15 amp plug, no problem.

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#119200 - 12/08/04 04:34 PM Re: 110 from 220
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Gee, you'd think that anyone that smart would have just plugged in the 15A plug to the 20A recp. unless twisting the prong is what gives you the additional 5 Amps

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#119201 - 12/08/04 07:37 PM Re: 110 from 220
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the receptacle that the 3 way tap was plugged into was origionally a 240 volt rececptacle. A 120v 20A receptacle has the other prong horizontal.

if guessing that origionally this was hooked up as a 220V outlet for a 220V water treatment system. somewhere down the line, someone installed a new system and rather than wiring properly, they just grounded one leg and twisted one prong so they could fit the plug into the outlet.

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#119202 - 12/08/04 07:51 PM Re: 110 from 220
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You're right! It must be that darn dyslexia of mine kicking in again!

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#119203 - 12/09/04 12:22 PM Re: 110 from 220
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Hmm,
Gives a new meaning to the term Twist-lock.
This has to be the saddest attempt at modifying a plug, I've seen for a while!.
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#119204 - 12/09/04 12:52 PM Re: 110 from 220
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Hey, well the triple-tap only costs a dollar.

No great loss there, huh?

Trumpy, I've seen Aussie/NZ/Chinese plugs with the pins twisted so that they're parallel (ground pin hack-sawed off) so they could be jammed into American type sockets.

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