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Forum topic by irish620 posted 11-09-2013 12:14 AM 1599 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-09-2013 12:14 AM

Hey Guys,

Few questions about wiring. I have a 3 prong 10-30R 30A Dryer outlet not being use anymore near my Unisaw tablesaw. So, I believe the 10-30R has 2 hots (red and black in the picture), 1 (white) neutral and a bare ground pigtailed wired to the metal receptacle. The table saw needs 2 hot and 1 ground. I still need to open the main panel to see how it is wired but can I rewire the 10-30r so that the “L” pin is my new Ground (Dryer White wire) and keep the black and red as my 2 hot wires ? I assume I would just cap off the bare ground and rewire the panel to reflect my new wiring scheme. Hopefully the panel and breaker will work with what I am trying to do.

Does this make sense ?

Thanks for any help !!!

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#1 posted 11-09-2013 01:08 AM

It will work, but not to code. Better to cap of the neutral and use the proper ground wire after confirming it’s connected to the ground block in the panel.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#2 posted 11-09-2013 01:32 AM

+1. do it right the first time. change the receptacle to match the saw’s plug. BTW. you have wallpaper on your shop walls?

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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#3 posted 11-09-2013 01:46 AM

I’ve done it with a 30amp 110v drier line. Just turned the
neutral into a hot by buying a pair of 30 amp duplex breakers
and turning the neutral white wire into a hot wire. Ground
stays the same. You can’t run 2 hots on the same circuit
off the same duplex breaker.

The different plug/outlet formats have more to do with
setting up idiot proof wiring than what you need in terms
of amps and voltage.

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