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Extending a dryer circuit

Posted by JT on July 20th, 1998 08:53 PM
In reply to Dryer Outlet by Karen on July 20th, 1998 10:28 AM [Go to top of thread]

Karen, the answer is a definite maybe. Barring
local requirments to the contrary, code says, a 30A
circuit (as I assume you have) may have multiple outlets
provided no one cord and plug connected appliance is
rated at over 80% of the circuit rating (24A in this
case). If the existing circuit is 240V only or has
no ground, you may be required to add a new circuit
rather than extending the old (up to the local authority).
The wiring method and installation requirements are
also dependant on local regulations. Unless you're
motivated to spend time learning how to do this and
aquiring the necessary permits, if any, you're probably
better off hiring an electrician.

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