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Old 02-19-10, 06:07 PM
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Have 30" electric wire coming out of wall in back of dishwasher. Just purchased Bosch. I need to run wire 11" to left and 30" out to front to hard wire box in front of dishwasher. How can I extend this wire another 12-13"?

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Old 02-19-10, 06:34 PM
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I'd suggest you put a box and receptacle in the wall and a cord set on the dish washer. To extend the cord you would have to do so in a Jbox at the wall so you might as wall use that Jbox for a receptacle.
 
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Originally Posted by ray2047 View Post
I'd suggest you put a box and receptacle in the wall and a cord set on the dish washer. To extend the cord you would have to do so in a Jbox at the wall so you might as wall use that Jbox for a receptacle.
I agree. I always made it my practive to put the recepticle in the cabinet next to the DW ususally under the sink, and run about 5ft of 12/3 SJ cord with a plug end on it to the DW. this way you can pull out the DW or unhook the power with no problems
 
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Thank you guys,

So, option A

1). cut piece off current wire and go to Home Depot and purchase six feet of that wire.
2). Purchase a JBox and twist caps and electric al tape.
3). cut back current wire to wall.
4). nail jbox to stud.
5). Strip and insert both wires (current and purchased) into JBox.
6). twist together black wires (hot) cap and cover with electrical tape.
7). same as 6 for white wire (neutral) metal clamps tightened.
8). same as 6 for ground wire.
9). run to dishwasher and connect.


or option B

1). purchase a jbox, female plug and heavy duty male plug with wires at other end.
2). install female plug into jbox connect with current wire.
3). nail to stud
4). Connect dishwasher with extention cord and plug into JBox.


I think I read someplace 12 gauge wire for all new stuff?

Thanks again guys.
With your help I'll have it done today!!
 

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Old 02-20-10, 06:06 AM
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I think Rays solution will be the easiest for you. Run the existing cable into a new box for a receptacle just inside the sink base. Purchase the dishwasher power cord kit and install it to the DW junction box.

Note: the code requires that the cord kit be listed for use with the DW. Use of non-listed parts or cutting an extension cord for use would not meet the code.
 
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Old 02-20-10, 06:39 AM
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I would make it a single receptacle and not a duplex. If the new box is metal it will also have to be grounded.
 
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