Electrical Wiring in the Home/240 outlet

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if your home has a 240 outlet and you have a 110 or120 what do you do please help

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Hi.

If it is a dryer or range that has a black, red and white, you can get 110 between either the red and the white or the black and the white.  Cap off the one you don't use.

If you have only a black and white, then you need to move the white wire in the breaker box from the breaker to the neutral bar. But be careful working in the breaker box. Even with the main turned off, you can get a shock if you touch the wrong thing.

Be aware of the amperage too.  General lighting circuits can be only 15 or 20 amps.  If the breaker is larger, then you would need to get one with less amps. You should never get a larger one, because that would be a fire hazard.

Of course, the outlet would have to be changed too.
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