Installing 220v Outlets in the Shop – Easier Than You Thought

Installing 220v Outlets in the Shop – Easier Than You Thought

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Installing 220v outlets in your shop is easier than you think. I used 2 pole, 20 amp breakers, 12 gauge stranded wire, 20 amp 240v outlets, twist lock 20 amp plugs, metal boxes, ¾ in conduit and some drywall anchors. I am not an electrician and you should consult your local code regulations before proceeding. Electrical can be dangerous and make sure that you know how to work with it before proceeding. This video shows you how easy it can be to install but you MUST make sure you understand the process and I am not responsible if you screw up and burn your house down or die. Most importantly get a multimeter and learn how to test to see if your box is hot. I’m sure I’ll get roasted by the electricians of youtube but oh well, I can take it hahaha. Please leave your disgust in the comments and double tap that dislike button. Thanks for watching! Please like, comment and subscribe. Cheers!
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  1. ESSBrew on October 17, 2023 at 9:19 pm

    Isnt voltage and phase 2 seperate things? As in, you can have 220/240/208 whatever in 3phase and single phase. Its two seperate things

  2. Killerspieler0815 on October 17, 2023 at 9:23 pm

    3 things NOT legal in Germany:
    fine strand flex wire in intallations (solid wire required & in applications that allow flex , it must be crimped) ;
    these brakers that can just pop out , Germany uses screw terminas on both ends of the breakers, the breakers are mounted on the DIN-rail ;
    always a licensed electrician required

  3. stroise256 on October 17, 2023 at 9:23 pm

    a few years ago i ran a 110v line to the back of my house for a huge window ac. It has its own breaker. Im getting tired of lifting ac to put in the window cause it 80lbs. I want to install ductless system on the 110 line. I know it needs 220v. Can i use the same wire thats there for 220 or do i have to fish line a thicker wire? Its like 80ft of wire that i ran years ago. I will also have to change breaker since i see in this video that the 220v is a bigger breaker. thanks for any help u can give me.

  4. chupagoat69 on October 17, 2023 at 9:24 pm

    I thought you were suppose to put electrical tape around the outlet in a metal box just for safety

  5. WhoDuhThunkIt! on October 17, 2023 at 9:25 pm

    Mostly Good…

  6. prosay on October 17, 2023 at 9:25 pm

    When your garage catch on fire, the insurance company will deny your ( do it yourself) claim.
    My Electrician has been licensed and State certified for 25 years.

  7. Tori Reigle on October 17, 2023 at 9:26 pm

    If we are running this outdoors for a hot tub….. (directions to hot tub day we need 50A), does this change anything? Meaning I assume there is a 220 outdoor outlet?

  8. Nox Box on October 17, 2023 at 9:27 pm

    in not licensed either but i know to run 10awg wire over 12 anyday of the week.

  9. Derrick Harris on October 17, 2023 at 9:27 pm

    I like how he said at the end that 220 is not that easy….instead of not that hard. Lol😂

  10. GustaPo on October 17, 2023 at 9:30 pm

    I have 4 wires from mine, white, bare, black and red

  11. The Off Cycle on October 17, 2023 at 9:30 pm

    Super important to use the correct size wire for your application. Wire required by amps not volts. You would need wire twice the size for 220 50amp. You are using a 220 20amp so it’s more similar to 120.

  12. netpal1029 on October 17, 2023 at 9:31 pm

    Hello, Could you help me? And let me know what size wire (solid or stranded) do I need to use for a 50A (outlet for 325A welder) the run is around 55ft. And can I use the run (split) to install another 30A outlet for a sander or should I run separate wires. Thank you in advance.

  13. KP Sher on October 17, 2023 at 9:32 pm

    If each of those wires ( Black and Red ) run v120 then why they are colored differently ? Is there a significance of those colors dif?

  14. unfaix on October 17, 2023 at 9:35 pm

    Hahah i see you watch electroboom

  15. Josh on October 17, 2023 at 9:35 pm

    Couple things I would add to the video. If people do decide to go with a 30 amp plug and breaker they need to increase their wire from 12 gage to 10 gage. Also something I was instructed to do when I was an apprentice was. With stranded wire tighten the screw, wiggle the wire back and forth several times and tighten again.

  16. J. J. Flores on October 17, 2023 at 9:38 pm


  17. Nicholas Wanamaker on October 17, 2023 at 9:39 pm

    What size breaker would I need for a 14000 btu ac?

  18. bruno almeida on October 17, 2023 at 9:39 pm

    After watching the video advert i was still skeptical. But when i finally downloaded the plans i was very impressed. The whole plan was just as you said in the video. Thank you very much. I now have a large and valuable collection for my woodworks. This is great!

  19. G. B. on October 17, 2023 at 9:43 pm

    I’m installing 2 plugs of 220 and I have 2 hot 1 white and ground, I’m a doing something wrong devise you have 2 hot and a ground, one less wire??

  20. Kosydar's Korner on October 17, 2023 at 9:44 pm

    Awsome video. Straight to the point, but loaded with info and explanation. Im looking to add a 240 in my garage. Im getting an electrician to do a quote first, but innthe end most likely do it myself. Thanks for the video!

  21. S.L. Whitman on October 17, 2023 at 9:44 pm

    Very nice and simple explanation. Thanks!

  22. Truth Defenders on October 17, 2023 at 9:46 pm

    Just make it a habit to connect your ground wire first.

  23. MrBababuwi on October 17, 2023 at 9:47 pm

    Is it the camera or camouflaging yourself with yellow color?

  24. 123 kdljfdl on October 17, 2023 at 9:47 pm

    It’s a North American 208 receptacle but not an Europenean standart 220-230V 🙂 You shall measure voltage on your receptacle and see 🙂 In residential 120/240 enclosures you can obtain 240V… but not here 🙂 And here in North America not every devices can work with both 208v and 240v standards.

  25. MEDIC MIKE on October 17, 2023 at 9:50 pm

    How do you ground that outlet if it’s the only outlet you’re going to have? Run a wire back to a ground in the breaker box?

  26. MRChopShopEntertainment on October 17, 2023 at 9:52 pm

    Nice work 😊

  27. bob glaid on October 17, 2023 at 9:52 pm

    My only question is if all 3 outlets are powering machines at the same time is the single strand 12 gauge wire capable of carrying all the amps

  28. Jim Cheng on October 17, 2023 at 9:55 pm

    Good job! Very clear!

  29. Mharnish22 on October 17, 2023 at 9:56 pm

    Thanks. Perfect explanation.

  30. Tom Barnes on October 17, 2023 at 9:56 pm

    Hmmm… save hundreds on an outlet, but spend thousands on the medical bills, lol

  31. Gabriel Ponce on October 17, 2023 at 9:56 pm

    Thank you so much 👍👍👍

  32. Carl ODonnell on October 17, 2023 at 9:57 pm

    you have 3-phase on that panel, but I see that the breakers have only two connections to the hot bars; so when would it be necessary to connect to all three bars, are they such breakers that connect to all three bars?

  33. Beaver State Mobile Saw Milling on October 17, 2023 at 9:57 pm

    I’m a little confused. You used 12 gauge wire on a 30 amp circuit breaker. Shouldn’t you have used 10 gauge for that?

  34. Old Post Reviver on October 17, 2023 at 10:00 pm

    😂 double tap so it undoes the dislike

  35. WhoDuhThunkIt! on October 17, 2023 at 10:01 pm

    My instructors…both Master Electricians woulda flipped-out if I turned the main breaker on THEN broke-out the knock-out I needed. A novice or amateur electrician coulda leaned into the panel as they were twisting out the knock-out… touched the tip of the channel locks against the power bar and been wondering why they were being treated to a vertical view of EMT’s or angels faces.

    I was taught to completely finalize assembly thru the knock-out stage…then power-up to check connections…power back down…finalize assembly and then turn the power back on.

  36. Isaias Sanabria on October 17, 2023 at 10:01 pm

    Great job
    I learned somthing

  37. Bob Stubs on October 17, 2023 at 10:05 pm

    Good video

  38. patrick peterman on October 17, 2023 at 10:07 pm

    GOOD VIDEO !! I,m learning; thank,s Patrick.P

  39. Dennis Suding on October 17, 2023 at 10:08 pm

    Dude, you’re hilarious! Best part is 0:38

  40. HelmetVanga on October 17, 2023 at 10:09 pm

    I can build a computer and have for years. However, Electricity always been my weakness. The Title says installing 220v and Easier but in the minute @6:50 when he uses the multimeter the reading says 120v. Shouldn’t that have said 220v? this is why electricity is not my forte.

  41. Levi Jeans on October 17, 2023 at 10:09 pm

    People are usually shocked when they find out that I’m not a very good electrician

  42. ThePunisher on October 17, 2023 at 10:10 pm

    Soooooo….. asking for a friend…. Prolly be best to take the steel anal plug out before any electrical work?

  43. John Davies on October 17, 2023 at 10:11 pm

    There is no such thing as 220 volt. It’s 120/240, 115/230. There is no 110/220.

  44. Andrew Morris on October 17, 2023 at 10:11 pm

    Very helpful. I got a new shop with a 3-phase box like yours. I tried to hire multiple electricians but, apparently, electricians are busy AF. I will do it myself. I was fretting about the 3 phase but see it doesn’t matter with the two pole breaker, which I thought was right but it’s nice to get confirmation.

  45. theeedragonseye on October 17, 2023 at 10:11 pm

    I have a three prong 220 but I have a neutral. How come you are using a ground instead of neutral? New to house updates. Great video

  46. Sadiq Giyasuddin on October 17, 2023 at 10:12 pm

    Tesla secured

  47. Not Insane on October 17, 2023 at 10:13 pm

    A rule of thumb I’ve always assumed is, all other things being equal, the higher the voltage the thinner the wire. It’s why some wiring on the 12 volt system in a car is so thick. So, why do people feel the need to use 10 gauge wire for 220/240 volt?

  48. David Cantu on October 17, 2023 at 10:13 pm

    i had an electrician come out to wire a plug for my welder and we already a breaker box in the garage and he only had to run about 15 of conduit and he wanted $1900 for that one plug

  49. Adan Md on October 17, 2023 at 10:13 pm

    Everytime I try to fish it through the bobber gets stuck 😜

  50. Austin Larsen on October 17, 2023 at 10:14 pm

    looks fairly well done. except your pipe work, based on the angle of the video is a bit to be desired. I did notice you didn’t go from Phase to phase to show the 240V on the meter.. NOTE that in Canada any time you utilize a receptacle, the box must have a ground wire attached to the box and then to the receptacle itself. Also our wire configuration is different here in Canada. your color code is Black Red Blue White Canadian is Red Black Blue White