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I have the old stlye screw in breakers, with the flip switch

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i have the old stlye screw in breakers, with the flip switch box. there is 240 going in, I need 120 for a new water heater...how do I solve this? by just using one pole?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 1 year ago.
Welcome. My name is ***** ***** would be glad to assist.
The panel may be using fuses, and you have some screw in fuses with a button on the top for resetting, as breakers plug onto the buss bars in the panel in some fashion.
Post a picture of the panel with the door open for review if possible.
120 volts is rare for a water heater, be sure and verify the nameplate.
120 volts is the same circuit as your normal house receptacles and lighting.
They all use 120 volts and you just copy the wiring on them for anything to be added at 120 volts.
Let me know and we can continue,
Thanks

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