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Question DetailsAsked on 5/31/2016

I live in a townhouse in neveda need to know if it has 220 electric in the home

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If you have standard sized electric range, clothes dryer, furnace (all electric, not just gas fired with electric fan), or water heater - almost certainly so. 220/240V appliances will have double breakers in the distribution panel - two breakers connected with a tiebar so they flip together for each 220/240V appliance. Commonly 2-5 depending on how many of your appliances are gas and whether house was wired originally for largely or all-electric appliances or not.


You can check your main breaker - may be located by the electric meter in a separate box near to or may be connected next to or below the meter (with a flip-open door without security wire if outside) like this - (meter fits in the hole in the panel shown)


https://www.amazon.com/Siemens-MM0202...


or may be located at top of breaker panel and labelled "Main Breaker" or "Main" as in second link below - if a double breaker (two breakers with a tierod/tiebar like following connecting them - then yes you have 220/240V service.


https://www.amazon.com/Crouse-MP250-C...


http://inspectapedia.com/electric/QOP...

(main breaker is separate one at top in photo)


Obviously, Electrical would be the Search the List category to get an electrician to check out the capacity of your wiring to add additional circuits, or to determine what the current amperage capacityi of installed wiring is. Generally, 220/240V outlets have different prong configuration for different amperage capacities (if wired legally).



Answered 2 years ago by LCD




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