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converting a 110 compressor to 220???

Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by chevyfumes, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Anybody know how to do it, my brother gave me a Craftsman 30 gallon 5 Hp , but he lost the directions.... It keeps blowing the breaker it's on... /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    Well, there should be a wiring diagram on the outside of the compressor, or on the inside of the junction box that will tell you which wires to connect to make it 240 VAC. Although 240 is MUCH more efficient, and easy to swap to, I can't help but ask a couple stoopid questions...
    1. What size breaker are you plugged into?
    2. Are you using an extension cord? If so, what gauge wire and how long?
    3. What color are green eggs in China?
     
  3. chevyfumes

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    [ QUOTE ]
    1. What size breaker are you plugged into?
    2. Are you using an extension cord? If so, what gauge wire and how long?
    3. What color are green eggs in China?

    [/ QUOTE ] 1. like idunno ya know, but the shop is wired for 220 in 3 different spots...
    2.Nope
    3. Like idunno that either, I'm colorblind and thats why i don't [darn] with electrical.... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gifBut next time your free you can swing over and hook it up for me.... /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Like 'k dood...you sport the thrist quenchers n' grindage and I'll like totally hook you up!

    Oh yeah...I'm colorblind too! /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif It's all good though. The wires are either black or white, and I'm not THAT colorblind! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Maybe Ryan can bring your headers over this weekend and we could all have some beers... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    beer?

    its a deal... Saturday?

    -Me
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifI'm so drunk right now...? /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     

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