Bus Conversions dot Com Bulletin Board
July 25, 2014, 06:43:28 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: If you had an E-Mag Subscription: You will not have to go out in the rain, sleet, hail, or snow to retrieve it.
   Home   Help Forum Rules Search Calendar Login Register BCM Home Page Contact BCM  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Welder plug works!!  (Read 987 times)
happycamperbrat
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1813





Ignore
« on: April 17, 2011, 05:47:32 PM »

I got the plug in and tested it, photos are here http://s495.photobucket.com/albums/rr315/happycamperbrat/Little%20GTO/home%20hookups/ with captions about the job. But now Im back onto the RV plug and it is only 3 wire sooooooo do I need a single pole breaker now or if not, what the heck do I do with the other hot wire off the double pole breaker?
Logged

The Little GTO is a 102" wide and 40' long 1983 GMC RTS II and my name is Teresa in case I forgot to sign my post
Stormcloud
FMCA#407220
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 456




Ignore
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2011, 06:19:00 PM »

You need a single pole breaker. 30amp would be standard with #10 wire for connection.
Logged

Mark Morgan    near Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
1972 MCI-7     'PapaBus'  8v-71N MT654 Automatic
happycamperbrat
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1813





Ignore
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2011, 08:49:46 PM »

Thank you Storm! I just had a light bulb go off in my head about all of this. Yes, I do have to use a single pole to run 3 wired anything BECAUSE otherwise if I split the double pole to run different things then I would again run into the same problem as i did originally with drawing 30 amps out of an instument (like the 120 outlet) and having it catch fire........ right?! It's what everyone was trying to tell me!
« Last Edit: April 17, 2011, 08:51:52 PM by happycamperbrat » Logged

The Little GTO is a 102" wide and 40' long 1983 GMC RTS II and my name is Teresa in case I forgot to sign my post
Sean
Geek.
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2536


'85 Neoplan Spaceliner "Odyssey"


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 09:16:31 PM »

Teresa,

Now you have me confused.  All the installation photos are of a 14-30R, which is a 4-wire circuit requiring a double-pole breaker.  The last photo, of a retail box, shows a TT-30R, which is a 3-wire outlet.

Are you going to replace the 14-30R with the TT-30R?  I thought you were just going to use an adapter from the 14-30 to a TT-30?

If you are going to replace the 14-30 with the TT-30, ideally you would change to a single-pole, 30-amp breaker.  The second (red) hot wire would be removed.  However, it is not unsafe to continue to use the double-pole breaker in place now.  Just leave the second pole unconnected.

-Sean
http://OurOdyssey.BlogSpot.com
Logged

Full-timing in a 1985 Neoplan Spaceliner since 2004.
Our blog: http://OurOdyssey.BlogSpot.com
happycamperbrat
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1813





Ignore
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 09:22:07 PM »

Sorry Sean. I am leaving the 50amp as is. Just today I finished the installation of the 4 wire 30amp welder outlet. But Im still going to install a 3 wire 30amp RV plug, which is the last photo. I decided not to use the adapter after all, and am just going with a rv dedicated 30amp outlet.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2011, 09:25:09 PM by happycamperbrat » Logged

The Little GTO is a 102" wide and 40' long 1983 GMC RTS II and my name is Teresa in case I forgot to sign my post
Sean
Geek.
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2536


'85 Neoplan Spaceliner "Odyssey"


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2011, 09:59:54 PM »

Sorry Sean. I am leaving the 50amp as is. Just today I finished the installation of the 4 wire 30amp welder outlet. But Im still going to install a 3 wire 30amp RV plug, which is the last photo. I decided not to use the adapter after all, and am just going with a rv dedicated 30amp outlet.

Ah.  OK, then, yes, you want to use a 30-amp single pole breaker and #10 THHN or THWN wire.

-Sean
http://OurOdyssey.BlogSpot.com
Logged

Full-timing in a 1985 Neoplan Spaceliner since 2004.
Our blog: http://OurOdyssey.BlogSpot.com
happycamperbrat
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1813





Ignore
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2011, 10:05:25 PM »

Gottcha! And I know you and your lady travel thru Death Valley area now and then, come on by and hook-up  Grin
Logged

The Little GTO is a 102" wide and 40' long 1983 GMC RTS II and my name is Teresa in case I forgot to sign my post
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!