I have a dedicated 220v circuit running out to my pool pump. It is a 3
wire circuit (Hot, Neutral, Ground). Currently there is a switch in a
outdoor gangbox, soon to be replaced with a timer.
I just put in a large gazebo in the same area as the gangbox. I
installed a hanging light fixture in it connected to a surge
protector, to an extention cord, and wanted to run both the light and
say a boombox radio in the gazeebo at night while the pool pump is
After I ran the light wiring and the extention cord and what not, I
went to turn the breaker off to install a gfci in place of the switch,
and SHIIIIITTTTTTT. That is when I noticed that it was 220v. DUH, I
should have known. First thing I did was return the 110v timer, and
purchased a 220v timer instead for the pump.
I still want to have a light and radio in the gazeebo though, so...
What are my options?
1. I'm thinking of replacing the existing gang box with a bigger
waterproof box, conduit the 220 to and from the timer, and install a
220v outlet in it, then use a step-down transformer in that. Or...
2. Use a normal 110v GFCI in the existing gangbox, conduit the timer,
and use a transformer in the gazebo? Or install an outdoor transformer
and plug it into the GFCI. Or...
3. Use a normal 110v GFCI in the existing gangbox, conduit the timer,
buy a 220v bulb, and buy batteries for the radio and call it a day.
Is any of this code? Is any of this do-able? Anybody know where to get
a good step-down transformer? An outdoor waterproof type?
Any help is appreciated.