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Electrical Wiring in the Home/using my old central air unit wires for a tanning bed


Can this be done, it's the same voltage that I need for my tanning be, and I don't know which wires I'm suppose to use, can you help me?

As long as the voltage is the same and it is as you stated and the wires seam to be in good shape no nicks or shorts I see absolutely NO PROBLEM. ..However you also need to be sure of the Current draw and that the tanning bed will not draw more current/amps than the wire can handle that being said i assume you have #10 wire if its for an Air Conditioner and #10 wire is good up to 30 amps in which I'm sure is more than what the tanning bed will draw now i need you to confirm that by  looking at the wire closely and read it and in small black lettering you should see something like (12 awg) (10 awg) or (8 awg) and that would be the size of the wire next read the data tag on the tanning bed and see what it draws and it might say it in either (amperage) or (watts) lastly you have to make sure the tanning bed is 2 wire 208/220 some might be 3 wire 208/220 which means it needs a neutral and even if it is no worries I'm sure you have a ground wire on the A/C which can be used. Sorry for the long reply i know you were just looking for a yes or no answer however i like to be thorough and safe and believe in educating my clients as well as helping.In closing please be sure to fill out my survey and feel free to leave a comment it means alot Thank You
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I am here to answer ALL your questions regarding anything to do with home wiring such as Switches, Receptacles,Lighting, Main Distribution Panels, HVAC, Thermostats, etc; if it has a wire and in your home I CAN ANSWER IT. Whether its as simple as "why do my lights flicker?" Or as complex as I would like to rewire my house im here to help, in addition i can offer advice on remodeling a kitchen or lighting up you back yard as well as offering troubleshooting on appliances.


I have over 17 years in the electrical industry including Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Im also a certified HVAC technician as well as a certified fiber obtic technician.I am currently employed by the New York City Transit Authority as the Senior Electrical Maintainer and serve as the Relief Foreman for the electrical maintenance division for the past 12 years.I also hold many certifications, licenses and certificates in my field

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