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    Default Can you help me determine what is this outlet for?

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    I found this weird looking wall outlet in a middle of the living room wall in a 1940's condo I am thinking about buying.
    Do you know what is it for?

    Thanks,

    Andrew
    Last edited by andrew386; 08-17-2008 at 04:04 PM.

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    Default Re: Can you help me determine what is this outlet for?

    That's a 220 VAC 30 Amp outlet, most likely for a window air conditioner or space heater.
    Jack
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    Default Re: Can you help me determine what is this outlet for?

    It is a 20amp not 30amp receptacle. Agree with Jack on the rest.

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    Default Re: Can you help me determine what is this outlet for?

    Quote Originally Posted by kentvw View Post
    It is a 20amp not 30amp receptacle. Agree with Jack on the rest.
    Yep 20 amp 240 volt
    Harry

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    Default Re: Can you help me determine what is this outlet for?

    One should always re-read one's own post before submitting. Yes it is indeed 220VAC 20 Amp outlet. Another possible use may have been a tanning bed.
    Jack
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    Default Re: Can you help me determine what is this outlet for?

    i think they're usually rated for 250v actually.

    2-pole 3-wire 6-20R. i just happen to know this because we removed one that used to supply a through the wall unit.

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