Originally Posted by MNtraveler
Thanks guys. I wouldn't use it would investigating and pre-testing it. The standard dog bone wouldn't fit it, when ch made me suspect a 220 line. I'll check out the conversions instructions. Thanks all!
There will be three wires and if the plug was wired with romex style wire, they will either be a black a black/red tracer, and a bunch of bare conductors that can be twisted together to make a ground. OR there will be a black, white, and a bare. if it is piped, all bets are off, but you get my drift.
If it is fed from a breaker panel, the switch to a 30AMP 120 volt system is easy
Get a 30 amp single pole breaker, please don't just use one pole of the two pole breaker that is already there. AND get a 30AMP 125 volt DRYER RECEPTACLE. along with some white tape.
Disconnect the wiring from the existing breaker. put white tape on the Black/red tracer wire. Go to the other end and do the same. Install the 30 AMP dryer receptacle Hot on the left, neutral on the right, and ground on the bottom. Go back inside remove the two pole breaker, install the single pole 30 AMP breaker. Hook the black to the breaker, the red/black tracer with the white tape to the neutral bar, and the ground to the ground bar if it isn't already hooked up.
If you need a 50AMP 125/250 service, you will need to install new wiring.
It's actually a pretty easy job, just be safe and remember electricity kills.
45 year member IBEW Local 58 retired.