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Old 12-27-2011, 04:50 PM   #11
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Yet another question. The cable that is coming from my breaker box and going to the garage has 4 wires. can I just put a breaker box in the garage and put in 220v?

 
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:58 PM   #12
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Yet another question. The cable that is coming from my breaker box and going to the garage has 4 wires. can I just put a breaker box in the garage and put in 220v?
Not if it is being fed from a 120V breaker in the box. But if the wire is 10 gauge or larger (smaller numbers) you could potentially use it with a new 30amp 240V breaker to bring it to the garage. You would want either use a GFCI breaker, or a regular breaker with the Home Depot spa panel that you could use in the garage. That being said, it is not likely that you have 10 gauge wire going to a 120V 20A receptacle, as it is likely no larger than 12.

 
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:13 PM   #13
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I did some looking and the cable that is coming from the breaker box and going to the garage is a four wire cable. One of the wires say 12awg. So can I just put a breaker box in the garage and make 220v?

 
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:27 PM   #14
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I did some looking and the cable that is coming from the breaker box and going to the garage is a four wire cable. One of the wires say 12awg. So can I just put a breaker box in the garage and make 220v?
Again, if you have a 20amp 120V breaker in the breaker box that feeds 12/4 wire to the garage, you only have 120V in the garage.

 
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