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

    Thank you all very much! This makes perfect sense since there is no central air in this unit. The previous owner probably had a big window unit ...

    Thanks again!

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

    We be good Andrew, we be good...............

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