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Topic: Can my garage dryer outlet be used to power my MH?

Posted By: Gale Hawkins on 08/18/09 03:13pm

javaseuf wrote:

Gale Hawkins wrote:

Remember in the US our homes are only fed by 120 volt power sources.


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Mine has 200-amp, 220 volt, single phase power comming in.


Then you may be the only exception in the USA. [emoticon]


Posted By: Gale Hawkins on 08/18/09 03:25pm

lagreca wrote:

Gale Hawkins wrote:

Even if one is good at hacks he and everyone in the house still has to remember in the dryer example that no one can dry clothes when the RV is pulling from shore power with out blowing a fuse or tripping a breaker.

It is only a one time cost to do it right and not have to think about who else may suffer from our hacks.

Be careful.


Gale, are you trying to say that converting the dryer outlet for use with the RV is a hack and should NOT be attempted?

Right now our dryer is gas, and working on a different 110 outlet. Nothing is using the NEMA 10-30R 240v dryer outlet.

When I attempt this task, I'm going to try to convert the dryer outlet from NEMA 10-30R to NEMA 14-30R (as seen here: http://www.frentzandsons.com/Hardware%20References/plugandreceptacleconfiguratio.htm#30%20Amp), just in case I get an electric dryer in the future. I'm then going to split off of this outlet to create a NEMA TT–30 towards the front of the garage, where I can plug the motorhome in. Obviously I won't be able to use them both simultaneously, but it's nice to have options.

I will post detailed pictures and multimeter readings of the outlet before I attempt to convert. I will also run my conversion idea past my electrician friend.

I do appreciate everyone's input. Thank you.


It would be a hack in the sense if you moved and someone "assumed" it was see up to provide 240 volts for a dryer and they when and found a male that would mate with the outlet and wired it to the dryer lugs in a standard way is my view. If it was my house I expect I would do the same to save time and cost.

An RV outlet in the location of where the dryer duct connects should be labeled well if possible. It is hard to think ahead about what others may do or think. This is the reason for national codes. [emoticon]


Posted By: Broccoli1 on 08/18/09 03:36pm

javaseuf wrote:

RJsfishin wrote:

I'm going to say it again,...
An RV circuit needs 3 wires !

A dryer circuit has 3 wires,....count'm, 1,..2,..3 !
Now mount an RV receptical next to the dryer receptical

Now hook the dam wires (both ends) where their supposed to be, and pronto!!!!! its fixed !! Now, just how hard was that ???[emoticon]


YES, true for 30-amp supply but a 50-amp RV uses four wires (which is what the oP wanted in the first place) and if the OP were to do as you say above, he would have 220 volts going to his 3-wire, 120-volt, 30-amp RV cord. And then....poof!!!


java- it is a Trick Statement [emoticon]

RJ did say "hook the dam wires (both ends) where their supposed to be"

So if the wires are connected to where they are SUPPOSED to be then everything would be correct.
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* This post was edited 08/18/09 03:51pm by Broccoli1 *


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Posted By: Broccoli1 on 08/18/09 03:36pm

Gale Hawkins wrote:

javaseuf wrote:

Gale Hawkins wrote:

Remember in the US our homes are only fed by 120 volt power sources.


[emoticon]

Mine has 200-amp, 220 volt, single phase power comming in.


Then you may be the only exception in the USA. [emoticon]


Strange- I have the same 240v Single phase feeding my house too.


Posted By: Gale Hawkins on 08/18/09 03:41pm

Broccoli1 wrote:

javaseuf wrote:

RJsfishin wrote:

I'm going to say it again,...
An RV circuit needs 3 wires !

A dryer circuit has 3 wires,....count'm, 1,..2,..3 !
Now mount an RV receptical next to the dryer receptical

Now hook the dam wires (both ends) where their supposed to be, and pronto!!!!! its fixed !! Now, just how hard was that ???[emoticon]


YES, true for 30-amp supply but a 50-amp RV uses four wires (which is what the oP wanted in the first place) and if the OP were to do as you say above, he would have 220 volts going to his 3-wire, 120-volt, 30-amp RV cord. And then....poof!!!


java- it is a Trick Statement [emoticon]

Gale did say "hook the dam wires (both ends) where their supposed to be"

So if the wires are connected to where they are SUPPOSED to be then everything would be correct.
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Hey now do not put RJ' words in my mouth. If I had thought those words I would not have put them in print to someone really trying to get a grasp on the subject. [emoticon]


Posted By: Gale Hawkins on 08/18/09 03:42pm

Broccoli1 wrote:

Gale Hawkins wrote:

javaseuf wrote:

Gale Hawkins wrote:

Remember in the US our homes are only fed by 120 volt power sources.


[emoticon]

Mine has 200-amp, 220 volt, single phase power comming in.


Then you may be the only exception in the USA. [emoticon]


Strange- I have the same 240v Single phase feeding my house too.


Guys you are not reading my post before you reply. [emoticon]


Posted By: Broccoli1 on 08/18/09 03:50pm

Gale Hawkins wrote:




As I posted right above it helps me to remember typically there is NOT ANY 240 volts coming into homes in the USA. For the typical home with single phase power your have 2 lines of 120 volts only coming into any house.

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Gale, go outside and looksee at yer Meter, report back as to the Voltage on it.

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Posted By: Broccoli1 on 08/18/09 03:53pm

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* This post was edited 08/19/09 10:19am by Broccoli1 *


Posted By: javaseuf on 08/18/09 04:13pm

Gale Hawkins wrote:

Broccoli1 wrote:

Gale Hawkins wrote:

javaseuf wrote:

Gale Hawkins wrote:

Remember in the US our homes are only fed by 120 volt power sources.


[emoticon]

Mine has 200-amp, 220 volt, single phase power comming in.


Then you may be the only exception in the USA. [emoticon]


Strange- I have the same 240v Single phase feeding my house too.


Guys you are not reading my post before you reply. [emoticon]


I get it now. Plural "sources". Hee Hee!!!






Posted By: javaseuf on 08/18/09 04:14pm

Broccoli1 wrote:

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Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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