two new electrical outlets.

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Old 10-02-09, 07:32 AM
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two new electrical outlets.

I need to install two new electrical outlets in my utility room. Can take power from thew outlet of my electrical dryer? It has 2 hot hires a neutral and a ground, and take a hot and neutral to an outlet and the other hot sharing the neutral to the other outlet?

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Old 10-02-09, 07:35 AM
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No, the dryer circuit is just for the dryer. You will need run a new circuit.
 
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Old 10-02-09, 07:41 AM
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I need to install two new electrical outlets in my utility room. Can take power from thew outlet of my electrical dryer?
NO You need to run a new circuit. Your electric dryer circuit is a dedicated circuit so can in general not be used for other purposes. It is almost certainly a 30a circuit and the maximum size circuit for a general purpose receptacle (duplex NEMA 5-15R) is 20 amps. What about the 120v receptacle for the washing machine. What kind of loads will be on the receptacles?
 
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Ray hi,

Thanks for the reply. There will be a computer, screen, two printers, a scanner, router, so the loads would not be much.

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Luis
 
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Under recent NEC editions the laundry circuit is only for the laundry and not to be shared.
 
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