Mustangsaly said:asking a licensed electrician is a good idea (I know as I am one) the biggest problem is the average guy don't understand the electrical terms given to them by the electrician. and takes off 1/2 cocked with out fully understanding the electrical task at hand. the biggest problem with hooking your air compressor to a 240v dryer receptacle/outlet is the dryer circuit is not setup/sized or protected for a dryer and a air compressor together or big enough to run the dryer and air compressor at the same time. and planning on only running one at a time is bound to create a problem sooner or later. just take the time and spend the money and run a separate 240v circuit to your air compressor and eliminate any future problems as it will be done right the 1st time.and you won't have to worry about your air compressor kicking on when your dryers running or someone turning on your dryer when your air compressor's running.
Great advice!oldred said:I never said it was hard to do and in fact I said it is simple enough but if someone has to ask questions then they need to have some "hands on" guidance from an expert. If you don't FULLY understand about 220 wiring, proper wire size, receptacle type, proper breaker size and at least a basic idea of the local wiring code then it is, plain and simple, a risky proposition in spite of the fact that most of the time it will work out ok. I in no way mean to imply that anyone is too dumb to do this just that if someone has to ask then that means that up until now they simply had no reason to know how and trying to wire a 20-30 AMP motor with only the guidance from someone who may or may not know what they are talking about is no place to learn. It would be all too easy to misunderstand instructions and advice given from several different opinions and once the mistake is made it is too late and the results can run from minor problems to major disaster and even fatal consequences. Electricians have to be licensed and laws require these licensed electricians for a damn good reason and to tell an inexperienced person "it is easy you can do it" is being highly irresponsible and could lead to an accident.
Where's the manual? :smash:mitmaks said:ok now I need to know where each wire goes. Ive got white, black, red and green.
I can't tell anything from the picture - less flash would help...mitmaks said:So do I simply electrical tape white wire? Which one of the contacts does red/black goes, if I switch them would that make motor spin the wrong way?