is this wire ok for wiring up my dryer?

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Old 08-21-13, 09:43 PM
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is this wire ok for wiring up my dryer?

i need 30 amp, 240 volt. AFC Cable Systems 50 ft. 10/3 Gauge BX/AC-90 Cable-1408N24-00 at The Home Depot

i would like to use this. i want to secure it across the floor joists on the bottom of my mobile home, from my main breaker panel in the mobile home. makes for easy install, i like that it's armored and i don't need to worry about rodents chewing on it. any reason why this cable wouldn't be appropriate? thanks.
 
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Old 08-22-13, 10:13 AM
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I see no issue with it.

I assume the bottom of your mobile home is considered a not-wet area (and therefore doesn't require exterior (UF) wiring. I'm not fully up to speed on mobile home wiring regs... but for a dryer, you should be good to go!
 
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Old 08-22-13, 10:24 AM
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I see no issue with it.

I assume the bottom of your mobile home is considered a not-wet area (and therefore doesn't require exterior (UF) wiring. I'm not fully up to speed on mobile home wiring regs... but for a dryer, you should be good to go!
I think under a mobile home would be considerd a damp area. I believe the AC cable would work OK, but would like to hear other opinions.
 
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Old 08-22-13, 05:33 PM
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i wonder how you'd find that out. as a practical matter, it's as dry as a bone under there. it's a 24 x 40 and well skirted. i like the idea of armored cable because then i'd never have to worry about anything chewing on it. the alternative would be outdoor cable in pvc.
 
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Old 08-22-13, 05:53 PM
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the alternative would be outdoor cable in pvc
Actually no if the conduit was complete from beginning to end best practice would be to use individual wires not cable.
 
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Old 08-22-13, 07:06 PM
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as a practical matter, it's as dry as a bone under there. it's a 24 x 40 and well skirted.
If it's outside the envelope of the home it's a damp area unless it is enclosed by a permanent barrier such as a plywood soffit. The skirting, that's a judgement call by the AHJ (skirting isn't permanent). Check with your local inspector and ask if he would class the area under a skirted mobile as damp or dry, but I think the AC cable would be fine in either. That is just my opinion, would still like to hear other opinions.
 
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Old 08-22-13, 08:51 PM
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I agree....technically it's considered a wet area because it's outside the shell of the home.

It's one of those gray areas.
 
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