240 to 120 outlet adapterr box

Have OCCASIONAL need for power, 120 volts from a 240 volt outlet, for the holidays only.
thinking of making up a adapter box, 240 volt plug on short wire, not using one leg inside the box, putting a 15 amp inline fuse inside the adapter box and a standard duplex outlet in a work box.
seems like a simple solution, I would rather not run a new line, its a seasonal issue only and would be a bear runninmg a line in this area
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

Will work IF your 240V box has the neutral (4 wires).
If not then the only way would be to temporarily rewire the circuit at the panel using a 15 or 20A breaker. Move the other leg to neutral. and change out the 240V outlet to a 120V outlet. Kevin
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

I don't know what your Wattage requirement is. You can get a bi-way step up/down transformer for less than 20.00 on eBay. I got one for 16.00 and it works very well.
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so do it.
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On Sat, 8 Nov 2008 07:37:42 -0800 (PST), " snipped-for-privacy@aol.com"

Assuming you are talking about a legally wired 3 wire dryer outlet. I don't see a huge problem with this since most (all?) holiday lighting does not use a ground. The grounded pin in the dryer receptacle should be wired on the "white" so it is a neutral additionally being used as a ground. The only caveat is that the 240v circuit comes from the service disconnect enclosure (not a sub). Use a plastic box so you don't need an EGC and use a GFCI receptacle (or two on opposite phases). You will then be "hold your nose legal" and not particularly unsafe. Everyone knows the NEC goes on vacation at Christmas anyway ;-)
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On Sat, 8 Nov 2008 20:22:33 -0500, "Stormin Mormon"

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