Safety Heads-up (was) Re: Element Wiring
> In USA the domestical service has typically 3 wires: 2 hots and a(like
> neutral. The voltage between the 2 hots is 240 and the voltage from
> either hot to the neutral is 120 (half).
>Normal electrical outlets are
> connected between the neutral and one hot wire. Some heavy loads
> air conditioners) are connected between those two hot wires andThis is not true. Residential service is 120v as stated by others
> receive the full 240V load.
with 3 wires- hot, neutral, and ground. Older homes ( pre 1970's) use
2 wires- hot and neutral with no earth ground. Each cicuit is 120v so
if you need 220v circuit you would use the hots from 2 120v circuits.
> Bottom line...Whenever you do ANY electrical work, PLEASE get aAlways be safe by being smart, if you don't know what your working
> licenced sparky to check it BEFORE you switch it on. Electricity
> takes no prisoners.
with and don't know how to test your circuits have an electrician
check it before you touch any thing. Never assume that everything is
wired to code, many times I've seen circuits miswired by someone
who "knows what that are doing" and the next person gets a bit of a
Just another lurker distilling vicariously, Jeff.