06:16AM | 02/06/03
Member Since: 02/01/03
1 lifetime posts
I recently purchased a house. To my dismay there was no 240V outlet for my Combo washer/dryer.
I am an Electronic Technician and I'm sure that with some expert advice I could wire this additional outlet in my Basement.
I would like to place this outlet about 30 feet away from the Electrical Panel.
Could you point me in the right direction by giving me the Details on how to wire this into my panel and what size/type of wire I should use.
Thank you.


09:02AM | 02/06/03
Member Since: 08/30/02
32 lifetime posts
you've got almost too many unknown variables for us to give you an accurate answer. Typically a domestic dryer uses 30A, so a #10 copper conductor is the size of conductor..but that ends the easy part. Unknowns are the location conditions - so the type of protection necessary (conduit, flex, solid, etc.)is unknown... new installations require 4-wires (2 hots, neutral, and equipment grounding conductor).

SUGGESTION - GET A PERMIT FIRST - the electrical inspector for your jurisdiction will inform you of the requirements for your condition, also with their eventual inspection you will be assured (usually) of a correct installation. They will give you information about proper support of conductors/conduit, locations, boring holes (in studs), etc.

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