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#1 posted 03-22-2013 02:15 PM

If you have a 20 amp outlet by itself on a circuit served with 12 gauge wire I would go ahead and change out the breaker to the double pole and change the receptacle – that seems like the easiest and cheapest way to do what you need. Just be sure no other fixtures or outlets are on that circuit. All you are doing is moving the neutral leg to one leg of the new double pole breaker making it hot, and making sure the ground wire is attached to the ground bar – NOT the neutral bus bar. I don’t think adding a switch to redirect power is kosher as far as national code is concerned. Do it once and do it right.

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