Installing a dryer Outlet

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Old 03-27-04, 03:25 PM
tim hector
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Installing a dryer Outlet

I'm living in an old house (built in the 60's, I think), and the basement has limited electricity. I would like to install a 3 prong 220V dryer outlet in the basement. I was considering wiring it from where our Range outlet is wired, from upstairs. I'm wondering if this is safe to do? If I did this, would it be dangerous to have the range and the dryer going at the same time, or would the fuses just blow?
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Old 03-27-04, 04:01 PM
thefixitman
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Re: Installing a dryer Outlet

Originally posted by tim hector
I would like to install a 3 prong 220V dryer outlet in the basement.
You must install a 4 prong receptacle using 3 wire plus ground.


Originally posted by tim hector
I was considering wiring it from where our Range outlet is wired, from upstairs. I'm wondering if this is safe to do?
No it is not safe since most likely the range circuit is too large for the dryers needs. Even if it is not too large of a circuit for the dryer, it would be a code violation because the circuit was designed for only the range and is maxed out.
 
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