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Old 10-30-2011, 02:31 PM   #1
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Question for the Sparks

We will be taking up residence in BC next spring and here in Portugal I have 17 electric tools, grinders, saws, sanders, etc they are all 220V. The outlets in our house in BC are obviously 110V including the garage.

Is it a big job to install some 220V outlets in the garage and is this the best idea?
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:48 PM   #2
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Yes, you can have an electrician install 220VAC single phase circuits in the garage. You will still have to cut the plugs off the cords and install a new plug on each tool. Also be aware since we are on 60Hz and your tools are 50Hz that they will run at a different speed that you are used to.
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