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#1 posted 03-22-2013 12:27 PM

I did something similar back when we lived in GA. In my garage I had a 220v stick welder and a 220v air compressor. I only had room in my electrical box for one 220v outlet and I since used the welder about once a month, I added a 2nd box & outlet with an A-B switch in-line between the outlets. When I needed to use the welder I simply threw the switch to the “B” side, otherwise I left it on the “A” side for the compressor. Which ever side of the switch was chosen was the “live” side, the other side went dead when the switch was thrown.

I’m not an electrician so I must confess that I had one of the electricians at the manufacturing plant I worked at figure out how to wire the switch. Took him all of 10 minutes to wire it up once I had everything installed the way he told me to. He even “donated” the parts I needed from his supplies at work :-)

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