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Ever wonder how to add a 240 volt circuit to your electrical panel? It can be intimidating since many people feel uncomfortable opening up an electrical service panel much less knowing how to wire and add a 240 volt circuit.

Well, you're not going to be one of those people! Adding a 240 volt circuit is as easy as adding a 120 volt circuit, actually it can be easier. In the tutorial, Installing a 240 Volt Circuit Breaker, I'll lead you step by step with detailed photos through the procedure for adding a 240 volt circuit and receptacle that uses 3 wires (2 hot and 1 ground).

Some 240 volt plugs are designed for 120/240 volts and those circuits and receptacles use 4 wires (2 hot, 1 neutral and 1 ground). This tutorial is for installing a straight 240 volt circuit and receptacle and it requires 3 wires (no neutral wire). But I talk about the difference between these circuit types and how the wiring process is similar for both. So take a read thought this tutorial, it's electrifying!


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