I need to pull a 220 line for an air conditioner and I also needed a
110 line for a light that's 5 feet away from it
all the walls are finished and it's an old house with the plaster and
I was wondering if i can make a splice at the 220 outlet and take the
110 from there
because the panel box is far,(about 40 ft)away.
can someone please help me?
thanks in advance,
Sounds like a bad idea to me, simply because the A/C will probably be
30A (or more!) so you will have to maintain the wire size required by
the breaker for everything connected to it. I'd just pull two separate
cables and be done with it. 40' of 14/2 is not that expensive.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
You did not provide much information for anyone to give you precise
instructions. Where is the electrical panel in relation to the air
conditioner? Is the panel in the basement and the A/C on the second floor?
Will the light be wall mounted or on the ceiling? Will the light have a
Some older houses were built using balloon framing which allows a clear
passage through the walls from the basement to the attic. Try pushing a
fishtape up the wall from the basement to confirm this. There could be a
brick or masonry firestop at the bottom, but you may be able to sneak past
it. If it is not a concern another possibility is to run conduit up the
outside of the house.
There was a detailed posting/discussion about cutting into wood lathe and
plaster walls for electrical boxes in this newsgroup a few months ago. It
provided good information and I recommend that you do a search to find it.
Connecting a 110 volt circuit off of a 220 A/C circuit is not an acceptable
practice. Even if it was the light would dim every time the compressor
first of all, the ac will have power all i got to do to achieve that
is to use 12-3,
and second, my whole point of asking was not to have to pull another
but thanks for your time anyways,
good luck next time,
You could use a small transformer to get floating 110v from the 220
circuit w/o a neutral. Enough for a light bulb, anyway. The
transformers get expensive pretty fast at higher volt-amp ratings.
Run 220v to the lamp and put the transformer in the lamp fixture, so
someone doesn't think they can plug a coffeemaker or hairdryer into the
On May 7, 4:39 pm, email@example.com wrote:
You should not try and splice the line. The best thing to do is to
run the 220 to the AC and the 110 to the light separately from the
power box in your house. Pay attention to your amperage ratings too
so you don't run a 30 amp line on 14 gauge wire.
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