Dryer ground splice


Old 10-10-05, 07:25 AM
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Dryer ground splice

Hi all -

I am selling a home, and when an inspection was done, he noted that the 'dryer ground is improperly extended'. Well, it turns out that the original installer of the 10 gauge dryer supply line cut the ground too short. (So it could not reach the ground buss bar) So it's spliced to an extension piece of bare wire to reach the buss bar. The wire used to extend it is smaller than the 10 gauge. So is the difference in gauge the red flag? Or the fact there is a splice in the ground wire? (or both?)

I'm guessing that the splice is legit, and replacing that extension wire with 10 gauge is the proper fix. Just checking here to be sure.


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Old 10-10-05, 08:38 AM
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Some inspectors donít like to see splices in a panel, but they are generally allowed. However, the wire sizes must be appropriate, which you have stated your is not. Change the spliced piece to be #10 and you should be fine.

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