11:34AM | 03/10/00
Member Since: 03/09/00
1 lifetime posts
The previous owners had an outside wall wired with 250v(?) for a Jacuzzi. There is a wire box, but no outlet (each wire has a twist-on wire connector/cap). I want to convert this to a standard 120v with an outlet. Using for Malibu lights. Please help.

[This message has been edited by JNewman (edited March 11, 2000).]


09:18PM | 03/15/00
Member Since: 02/19/00
206 lifetime posts
The box you are looking at is set up for 220vac. This circuit uses a 2 pole breaker at the breaker box. If youlook at or inside the box you will see that there is single pole breakers and double pole breakers. Single pole are 120vac 2 pole are 220vac. Change out the breaker with a single pole breaker. This will give you your 115vac. DO NOT use the 2 pole with only 1 wir going to it!!!!
Consult electrician for proper breaker size for the wire that is run.


10:49AM | 03/16/00
Member Since: 02/16/00
45 lifetime posts
Check the wiring, its voltage, an electrician, and inspector before doing anything. Many Jacuzzi's were wired without the necessary white/neutral/grounded conductor that is need for 120v because they just ran 2 black/hot conductors with each one carrying 120v. If they wired it for 120, then they would have 2 hot wires(both black or black & red), the white/neutral, and then a bare or green ground wire. If you have a total of 4 wires, then one hot wire would remain capped and you have 120v after changing the breaker.

If you only have 2 hots and a ground, then you may get by (if your local code inspector oks it) by wrapping white tape or painting the black wire to be used as a neutral on both ends. The black would go into your new single pole breaker and the white would go on the neutral bar. Also use a weatherproof outlet.

Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon