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Tim McCulloch

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Re: 220 range plug with 110 edison ground
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2015, 04:20:27 pm »

The other real problem is that if the ground is not connected first, and there is a ground fault in the equipment, then you've got a hot ground pin on that "ground plug."

You have identified another reason this product does not meet Code and should be avoided.
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Re: 220 range plug with 110 edison ground
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2015, 05:33:43 pm »

Ok, some of you will probably blaze me for the suggestion but here goes...  I found an adapter cable at the following link that offers a solution to ungrounded 220 outlets.

http://www.jondon.com/power-cord-adapter-50a-twist-to-30a-straight-old-style-dryer.html

I would like two kinds of feedback, opinions on the actual safety of using this and feedback regarding if it would be acceptable should an inspector show up (although I have never seen one).
Where is the receptical that you would use this for, do you come across them often and could you replace the receptical with a new style grounded type? I must admit to having never seen a dryer receptical without a ground pin.
This adapter is complete BS!
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David Buckley

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Re: 220 range plug with 110 edison ground
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2015, 07:46:27 pm »

Where is the receptical that you would use this for, do you come across them often and could you replace the receptical with a new style grounded type? I must admit to having never seen a dryer receptical without a ground pin.

Code has, for some years now, required outlets intended for use for dryers to be four pin, with a proper ground and neutral.  That wasn't always the case, however, a few years back a single neutral/ground pin was permitted.  Yes, that was dumb.  The problem with simply replacing a three pin outlet with a four is that the necessary conductors almost certainly aren't present behind the outlet.
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Re: 220 range plug with 110 edison ground
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2015, 10:03:13 pm »

Thanks everyone for the thoughtful feedback.  I find all of your insight very helpful!
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