dryer wiring


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Old 09-05-03, 10:02 AM
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dryer wiring

the house i've moved into has an electrical outlet for the dryer. However, someone has cut it where it attaches to the wall. I think they rewired to the outlet upstairs for a larger type dryer. I want to wire it myself from the switch box, i just need instructions on how to do it. thanks
 
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Old 09-05-03, 10:18 AM
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I am unclear on exactly what you want to do. Do you want to install a new dryer circuit from the panel, not using any of what you just described as already existing? Or do you somehow want to modify what you have?
 
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Old 09-05-03, 11:02 AM
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If this is a Branch-Circuit for an electric dryer there should be a cable with an ampacity of 30 amps (#10 wire) that extends from the breaker-panel and terminates at some indefinite point ,possibly an outlet-box.

You will have to locate where this cable terminates and how it terminates (in an outlet-box? )and submit the info to us before we can procede futher.The amount of "guess-work" is inversely proportional to the quality and scope of the provided info.

Good Luck & Enjoy the Experience!!!
 
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Old 09-05-03, 02:35 PM
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dryer wiring

Sorry I wasn't very clear. I want to wire from my breaker box across the room to where I will plug in my dryer. The house used to have a 220 plug there but its been cut and I guess re-routed upstairs to where a new dryer outlet was put in for a heavy duty dryer. I'd like instructions on how to do the work myself. I don't plan on using the outlet upstairs as its too powerful for my standard 220 dryer.
 
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Old 09-08-03, 08:13 PM
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just a passing observer, but you might be in a little over your head on this one. Might want to check out having an electrician re-route the re-route. See if he will let you watch and see how he does it. I don't mean any ill will, it is just that the information you are suppling leads me to believe that this might be one of your first electrical projects. There is much information that is needed before accurate advise can be given. You also might want to get a book on residential wiring at lowes or home depot (or menards arround here) That is the best place to get started. Good luck!
 
 

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