I had a hot tub that was 220volt. I got another hot tub and it is a 110 plug in but the plug is different then a regular 110 I have a red a green a black and a red wire for the 220. How do I connect these wires to make a 110 receptacle for the new hot tub to plug into?
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Let me make sure I understand what you need to do. Are you trying to convert the old 220 volt circuit into a 110 volt circuit, with an Outlet to plug the new tub into?
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OK, no problem. Please describe the wires at the tub end of the circuit one more time. How many and what are their colors?
I had a hot tub hard wired into the board and the wires were cut at the Conduit and are about 10 feet from the
the wires were green black red and white
OK, let me look over your reply.
You have the right wires to convert to 110, plus one extra wire.
You can cap off the red wire in a wire nut by itself.
Use the black, white, and green wires for the new outlet. It will need to be a GFI outlet, or be fed by a single pole GFI breaker. If you choose to use a GFI outlet, you need to swap out the double pole breaker for a single pole breaker.
let me go check the Panel and see if there was a GFI breaker used on the original hook up.
OK. If it is, it's probably a double pole and you need to replace it with a single pole.
If there was no GFI protection for the old tub, I would be a bit surprised by that.
How hard is it to Switch it to a single pole?
Not really difficult at all. Are you comfortable removing the panel cover and disconnecting the wires from the breaker? If so, make sure the breaker is turned off first.
yeah, I can kill it at the main.
OK. Once the breaker is turned off, disconnect the two hot wires from it. Then, disconnect the white load wire from the breaker. It's the white circuit wire that goes out to the tub. The breaker also has a white tail coming out of it that connects to the panel's neutral bar.
So, you will need to disconnect 4 wires. That is, if it's a GFI breaker.
If we are going to rewire it at the box then do we still need to wire nut the red wire at the tub seeings as how we can just disconnect it at the box?
Not really, but I always do anyway.
I would typically cap it off in a wire nut by itself at both ends.
If I were to get a GFI re ceptacle would I still need to change it to a ingle pole at the box? Could I just cap the red wire at the tub and hook it up 110 at the new GFI receptacle?
By Code, the breaker is technically supposed to be appropriate for the use of the circuit. Since you would only be using one leg of power, it's really supposed to be a single pole breaker. What is the amperage rating of the double pole that's in there now?
on the GFI it says that the interupting rating is 10,000 amps
I'm looking for a different rating. It should be near the switch handle, possibly even on it.
OK, that's way too high of an amperage to feed a standard outlet.
I can probably link you to a video showing how to swap out the breaker.
Great. It won't be exact, since you are working with a GFI, and the breaker in the video is a standard breaker. But it will still be helpful to you. Please stand by.
wasn't that a double pole breaker?For a single pole breaker would there still be two wires to be connected?
I haven't watched that video for quite some time. The guy who made and posted it is actually a friend of mine from this site. If it was a standard breaker with 2 wires attached, it would be a double pole.
A single pole breaker would not have two wires attached unless it's a GFI.
And in that case, there would actually be a total of 3 terminations.
OK Jason I think I can handle this now Thanks for your help . It was very good info and this should go smooth. Thanks again.
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