electrical dryer outlet


Old 02-23-06, 01:02 PM
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electrical dryer outlet

can an electrical dryer outlet be installed upside down?

or do you have any suggestions, the wire is coming from the ceiling.

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Old 02-23-06, 01:32 PM
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It could be, but there is no good reason to in my opinion; wires are allowed to enter the box from any direction. The NEC does not cover orientation of receptacles so there is technically no right-side-up or -down. Many people will argue that "ground-up" is the safest way to install the receptacle.
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There is no such thing as upside down when installing a receptacle. Period.

However, you should pay attention to the cord for the dryer, and orient the receptacle appropriately.
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any way to keep the cord neat and no tension or tight bends on it vertical, horizontal and either side up or down
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Most 30A pigtails are manufactured upside down.
So if you install your receptacle with the ground at the top, the dryer cord might not hang nicely (not that this should stop you).
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