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Posted on 220v options in my garage?

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#1 posted 09-11-2016 04:06 AM

The easy: Replace the 50A breaker with a 20 A breaker and run 12ga wire to a new outlet.

The better: Install a 50A subpanel to feed multiple 110 and 220 outlets

- Rentvent


I’m still looking at what everyone posted. I looked back at the pics I posted and noticed that on one side of my main panel(left) is the 50a breaker for the hot tub. On the opposite side it appears that there is an unused 15a breaker. In the picture, it doesn’t appear to be wired up. I’ll have to pop the cover off again to verify. If that is the case, couldn’t I just wire up a single 240v 20a breaker and outlet in place of the 50a, and then swap out that unused 15a for a 20a breaker, and then run the proper size wire to the proper 20a outlet? Or maybe a couple 20a 120v outlets? Its not the best option, but it gets me up and running quicker.

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