Washer/Dryer power supply

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Old 09-22-18, 10:47 AM
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Washer/Dryer power supply

I'm in the process of remodeling a laundry room. This will cause me to extend the wiring for my washer/dryer power about 5 more feet. Is this a safe splice with wire nuts and tape?
How far can I run from the breaker box safely?
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Old 09-22-18, 11:07 AM
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If it is an ungrounded circuit it can't be extended. Tell us about the wires. Three or four? Colors?

Is this a safe splice with wire nuts and tape
Tape is not used with wire nuts. Connections must be made in a junction box. Junction box must remain accessible (can't be buried in wall).

How far can I run from the breaker box safely?
No reall max difference.
 
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Old 09-22-18, 11:08 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

Extending the cable(s) an additional five feet should be no problem. All splices MUST be contained in an electrical box and must remain accessible for service. In other words.... you can't bury splices in a finished wall.You can use wirenuts and tape should not be required.

There isn't a limit on distance from the panel.

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So where would the junction boxes be? The walls and ceiling will be covered in sheetrock.
 
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I have not disconnected the current wiring yet but I do thing it's a 4 prong plug.
 
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You leave the existing junction box where it is and run the cable extension to the new one. If you don't like the idea of a covered box in that location, then you must run all new cable from the panel to the new location.
 
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