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psychoguy42 11-17-2012 06:25 PM

240v/250v Simultaneous off one line???
 
Hello,

I was wondering if I could add another outlet for my dryer (250v) from the j box that is powering my stove (240v). The breaker is a duel 40amp and the wire is a 6-3g. Can I add another outlet for my dryer and simultaneously run the stove?

thanx for the help! :thumbup:

stickboy1375 11-17-2012 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by psychoguy42 (Post 1054580)
Hello,

I was wondering if I could add another outlet for my dryer (250v) from the j box that is powering my stove (240v). The breaker is a duel 40amp and the wire is a 6-3g. Can I add another outlet for my dryer and simultaneously run the stove?

thanx for the help! :thumbup:

It would be easier to pull another branch circuit for the dryer.

psychoguy42 11-17-2012 06:42 PM

The laundry room is on the other side of the wall where the stove is. I would run another line but the breaker box is on the other side of the house and in the basement. Wanted to avoid running another line if I could.

k_buz 11-17-2012 06:47 PM

I know Stick is going to argue, but I am going to say flat out that you cannot do that. The dryer will spec it be on a 30A circuit and you must follow manufacturer specifications.

psychoguy42 11-17-2012 07:00 PM

Can I put in a larger amp breaker to compensate?

k_buz 11-17-2012 07:01 PM

No you cannot.

psychoguy42 11-17-2012 07:05 PM

Alright. Thanx a whole bunch. Really appreciate the advice. Kinda in the dark with anything higher then 110.

stickboy1375 11-17-2012 07:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k_buz (Post 1054597)
I know Stick is going to argue, but I am going to say flat out that you cannot do that. The dryer will spec it be on a 30A circuit and you must follow manufacturer specifications.

Not really argue, my point was he could install a subpanel and refeed the range and the dryer off the subpanel. But as i stated, easier to run a new branch circuit.

frenchelectrican 11-17-2012 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by psychoguy42 (Post 1054580)
Hello,

I was wondering if I could add another outlet for my dryer (250v) from the j box that is powering my stove (240v). The breaker is a duel 40amp and the wire is a 6-3g. Can I add another outlet for my dryer and simultaneously run the stove?

thanx for the help! :thumbup:

Short et sweet the answer is no you can not do this.

The dryer do required 30 amp circuit while the stove typically use either 40 or 50 amp circuit depending on conductor size.

I rather run this with new circuit for the dryer and leave the stove circuit alone.


Merci,
Marc

AllanJ 11-17-2012 09:48 PM

If the dryer takes 30 amps and the stove takes 40 amps, you may not run a single 70 amp circuit directly to receptacles for the two of them.

The maximum circuit amperes rating for each piece of equipment, or an appliance, is stated on its nameplate, stated in the instructions, and/or implied by the size and shape of the power plug.


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