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Old 10-30-2009, 09:04 PM
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220 V issue

I have an air compressor for my garage that runs on 220V. The plug on the compressor is for a 20 amp design and ran good at my other house. I have a new home that doesn't have the 220V in the garage, but has the wash room with a 220V outlet for a dryer. I was told that plug is a 30 Amp. Here's the electrical problem... Can I run a plug from the 30 amp to a 20 amp air compressor without having any issues? I could run a new 220V line with a 20 amp breaker but they want like $400-500 to run a line. My air compressor doesn't cost that much

Any electricians that give some advice? Thanks.
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