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JoelTR

join:2000-12-05
Carmichael, CA
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Need help idetifying a circuit

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My house has a blank wall plate that is puzzling me. It's located in my double car garage. When I opened it, I saw three thick wires. I thought it's used for adding wall socket, but there's no voltage when I measured it.

Can anybody here help me identify this?

Thanks!


LazMan
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join:2003-03-26
canada
If I had to guess, someone had a welder or other large load in the garage... Check for breakers or fuses that are turned off/pulled at your panel, or wires that have been disconnected or pulled back...

Really, no other way then to trace it back, to be sure where it goes...


alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
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reply to JoelTR
Nice, if you can trace this back to disconnected wires at your panel, you got yourself potential for what looks like 30A 240V circuit. Well.. if you have a use for that.

robbin
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join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
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reply to LazMan
I bet it's a 240v circuit which was never hooked up. Put in for the future welder or table saw. If so, it should be easy enough to make it usable.

sk1939
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Mclean, VA
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said by robbin:

I bet it's a 240v circuit which was never hooked up. Put in for the future welder or table saw. If so, it should be easy enough to make it usable.

I agree, it looks like it was put in for a dryer or welder at some point. It's definitely 240V, either 30 or 40A.


JoelTR

join:2000-12-05
Carmichael, CA
reply to JoelTR
Thanks all for the replies.

As most suggested, I would just have to trace it back to see where it goes.