A previous client called this morning and asked me a question and I wanted inquire to everyone’s opinion. This is the emailed received after our phone conversation.
"So here’s what we would like to do. We have only 1 x 220V (12 x 2) line to the A/C. The panel is in the opposite end of the house from the A/C and Dryer. I’ve cut the line to supply the dryer as well. This was only temporary. Now we were wondering if I can legally put a DPDT or DPCO 220V switch in place? “I’m not sure if that is what the switch is that I need”
What I would like to achieve is: in the middle position, both units are powered off, in the left position the dryer only is powered on, in the right position the A/C only is powered on. Would this meet code? And if so, any idea where I can get one?"
Any thoughts on this situation. I personally recommended to run a new line on the exterior of the home in proper conduit and enter in the home beside the panel. Location is in Ontario, Canada.
Any information would be appreciated. Thanks