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Old 09-23-2010, 06:15 AM   #1
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220 60 amp breaker


Can I hook-up a Dryer and hot water heater on the same circuit?

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No, should be seperate circuits. WH is usually 20A, Dryer could be more, but if you put both on a 60A and one has a short/problem, the breaker will not trip until the house burns down.

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No, should be seperate circuits. WH is usually 20A, Dryer could be more, but if you put both on a 60A and one has a short/problem, the breaker will not trip until the house burns down.
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Would it be possible to lower the breaker? It's 6/2 wire coming from the panel, I was going to splice in 10/2 for the HW in a junction box and continue the 6/2 into the dryer plug.
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Hey Bill,
Would it be possible to lower the breaker? It's 6/2 wire coming from the panel, I was going to splice in 10/2 for the HW in a junction box and continue the 6/2 into the dryer plug.
there are a lot of special rules for taps. For residential purposes, I will not get into them. You should simply run the proper wire and have dedicated circuits for the 2 appliances.
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