Installing A 240v Plug For An Air Compressor.




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Duane Sather: Why did he mount the outlet so crooked? Sloppy!

B0balagurak: What should I do if I already have a 20 amp breaker in the electrical box to power a 60 gallon compressor?

dannyjaar: here is running my pc on 230 AC volts main

Sinaloa AirJordan: This is so confusing

satajet883: @Rasd4Metta He's getting there lol.

jamesfreddys: Young frankenstein. Color change paint on the ford? That'd be cool.

satajet883: LOL, I went to Ireland once and noticed how different the wiring was. Higher voltage and much smaller wire. Really must save on copper. Didn't realize that down under uses the European model.

G Pierce: I will certainly be saving this for reference. I am preparing to wire a new air compressor for a 240v application.

cigarcaptain: I am so thankful that you had time to send such a quick respose. Just a couple questions, I am not familiar with the terminology. so is #12 a cable with 3 wires or four wires. Is this called 12-2? I just want to sound like I know what I am talking about when I go to buy this stuff. I have been around construction for years but never messed with electrics. I am not completly stupid but after wachting the vid you made I think I can do this. Thank you so much, Joe

photosbychristensen: Look it build bob lol.To body work and auto paint.Know electrion.Better watch it some one will hire you as a home remolder.Let see 50.00 a hour and plus parts he ows you 3 24 pack of beer lol

satajet883: @kike3691 Cool!

satajet883: @Thomas1233385 Extra air hose is much cheaper than the cord you would need to move the compressor around. The longer the cord the bigger gauge the cable has to be due to voltage drop.

cigarcaptain: Love this video, remembered you had put this up. I have to run the exact same outlet to my garage. It is 50' away. So I will be buying 65 to' 75'. I am connecting a knife heat treat oven. I make knives. Oven is brand new, 15 amp and has the same 240 volt plug you put in for your buddy. I just dont know what wire to use, it will have to be buried. I know you are busy but if you get the chance please let me now what type of wire to get. thanks for the videos Cigar Captain.

thederrick1966: one thing i will never mess with house electricity f that thats why i am glad i have electricians in the family

Thomas1233385: Nice video man, i still need to re wire up my second workshop addition for some extra 120 plugs and atleast 1-2 220/240 outlets for my new air compressor and welder.. Of course i am already starting on my third workshop addition of another 25ft long by 12ft wide for my motorcycle building area. Never ends hahaha

satajet883: @Procrastinatorgarage lol, don't zap yourself. t's not fun.

Thomas1233385: Hi satajet883, any recomendations on what size air compressor would be good for a home based workshop. I was thinking a true 5hp unit with atleast a 20gallon tank run on 220volt plug would be good to run autobody airtools etc. I have my small 2.5 horsepower air compressor with only a 15 gallon tank and the manual says it has 4.2cfm@90 psi fairly wimpy to run most air tools.

HappyScrappy47: Couple things as you know I like to joke! I have completely wired numerous hot rods and buggies and know nothing about home wireing. I remember being young, dumb and full of cum and the stereo cost more then the car...lol..

satajet883: @mustie1 Those things are for sure.

satajet883: @Thomas1233385 Something like my friends compressor at a minimum. Mine is smaller and a 120v. 220v is more efficient. So what you are thinking will get you there. At a minimum.

ricerust: @thederrick1966 this stuff is e z. jus make sure the all the power is shut of at the main panel. u can buy the book on home electrical at lowes or home depot, e z

ricerust: @jamesfreddys hmm i thought thats wat it was called, chameleon, no i dont use ppg

Rasd4Metta: Vary nice wiring job Rich! Looks like your friend might have to upgrade his panel to a bigger one soon lol Wow they are pretty noisy lol

satajet883: @photosbychristensen Sounds good lol.

Thomas1233385: Do you think my little 2.5 horsepower air compressor with 15 gallon tank and is rated for 4.2 cfm@90psi would be able to run a paint gun okay, i think it could run a air cutt off wheel 3" disk size. But not any air sanders because to low on cfm ratings.

satajet883: @Velvethamma Thanks. It's not that bad once you learn what you can touch and what you shouldn't.lol

Thomas1233385: What kind of air compressor is your friends that you wired his shop for, what horsepwoer and cfm ratings etc. Thanks man for all the info.

Thomas1233385: Not sure, but i would like it portable so i can use it around my property with extension cord. I just want a good quality air compresor that will run autobody air tools and paint guns with not any major hassles. I will eventually buy a huge one for the workshops but for now i need it portable, i figure a good solid 5 hp machine that can handle the cfm i need for airtools. Got any brands of air compressors that are not massively expensive and worth the money.

JohnCarey1963Jag .: Nice electrical DIY, my only snide comment is the junction box for the outlet is crooked, ;-P

cecil6711: Teriffic video on a much needed upgrade. I also black tape my white conductor at both ends so no one confuses it for 120 volt.

satajet883: @306foxbody Thanks!

Shut Yer Face Garage: I'll be tuning in for the Candy Paint job on the Escort! lol.. Good stuff Rich

ricerust: oiless compressor? not good . or is it? i did hav one but not for long it got stolen. like u said it was loud

Adam Ahmed: The first number is the wire gauge, or thickness. Lower numbers are thicker. The second number is the number of insulated wires in the cable, not counting the bare ground wire. 12-2 is 12 gauge with black, white, and ground wires. 10-3 is 10 gauge with black, red, white, and ground conductors. There's also 12-2-2 that has two neutrals.

satajet883: @JohnCarey1963Jag Ha ha, good eye. Gave that a little twist at the end to straighten it out.

Dominic scott: baby loud compressor noisy for its size i have a giant fiac airblock 20 and that is quieter than that SCREW COMPRESSORS RULE

satajet883: @Thomas1233385 I don't think it would handle much more than a fender.

Procrastinatorgarage .: Thanks for the info. We are doing this at my shop soon so I will try and hit record so everyone can see me get zapped.

jamesfreddys: @satajet883 I'm sorry I forgot you PPG guys call it Chameleon Paint not color change, what do you think?

306foxbody: nice job man

Tera Volt: Geez American electric systems are quite different from European systems. I understand how you use split-phase to get 230V from 115V but colours, plugs, breakers, RCDs (GFIs), breaker boxes, the works are completely different! Down under in oz we mostly follow European practice so I can understand eg UKs standards easily enough but this is weird.

satajet883: @cecil6711 Thanks. That is always a good idea.

NewRiverRepair: Good job now your buddy is dangerous! Thanks for the video.

satajet883: @NewRiverRepair Thanks. lol

satajet883: @HappyScrappy47 Me too lol.

satajet883: @thederrick1966 That always helps. lol

satajet883: @justhawgin Haha I haven't heard that in a while either.

satajet883: @jamesfreddys This one seems worth the effort. The Neon had too much wrong with it to bother lol.

Velvethamma: Great info for anyone who needs to wire up a 220/240v plug for a compressor or welder etc. A lot of people who are mechanically inclined are still unsure of how to wire their outlets. Nice work.

overholser31233: Only problem I see is that garage outlets need to be at least 18 in off the ground to avoid gas vapors
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