Dryer causing conduit and breaker to be warm


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Old 04-13-14, 11:30 AM
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Dryer causing conduit and breaker to be warm

Breaker and pipes warm after dryer has been running.

Should I be concerned? This is a new installation... new wiring, new breaker, new outlet....
 

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Old 04-13-14, 12:46 PM
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Are you saying you put a clamp on amp meter around the conduit? That's not the way you measure amps but if your amp meter is digital the reading is probably phantom voltage.
 
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Old 04-13-14, 12:49 PM
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It is not uncommon for conduit and wires to get warm with a good load on them. Your dryer is drawing somewhere around 22-24 amps while running.

Grounding has nothing to do with the breaker or conduit getting warm. It is current in the wire.
 
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Thanks! You guys are great. A+
 
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Old 04-13-14, 03:24 PM
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Glad to help.

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