Re: Turning 30 amp 220 plug into standard single 20 amp outlet.
Anything's possible. How much money do you have?
To hook this up, you'll need to connect either the red or the black (hot) wire to the g0ld-colored screw on the outlet; the white (neutral) to the silver-colored screw. Tape up the end of the remaining wire. In the circuit-breaker panel, connect the corresponding (black or red) wire to a 20A single-pole circuit breaker. Tape up the other wire. (Do not cut the wires, so you can put everything back the way it was later.)
Alternatively, get a range cord, connect it to the input terminals of a small circuit breaker box (like you might use for an outdoor AC unit). Install a 20A single-pole breaker, and attach a single-gang "handy box" to the breaker box, with a 120V receptacle installed. Plug this assembly into the range outlet. (The disadvantage is that it's big and bulky.)
Last edited by Fencepost; 07-18-2013 at 04:32 PM.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.