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Old 11-10-2011, 03:12 PM   #1
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3 Wire Dryer Plug

I want to use a 3 wire hot water heater plug for a clothes dryer, and an oven. (all three wire) They will all be in the same room. I will just plug in what ever I am using. ( Hunting Cabin ) I need to make an extension cord (3 wire). My question is: Can I get a 6'- 3 wire dryer cord and attach an inlet plug on the end and use this for an extension cord. If I can tell me if this is correct, All 3 wires on the dryer cord are grey.....lay the 3 way wire flat and the left and right wire are hot and the middle is the neutral. Left wire goes on left side, right wire to right side and center to center. Will this work or is there a better way ? Thanks


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Not a good plan.

Water heaters are not plug in devices. They use 3 wire 240 volt circuits on #10 wire with a 30 amp breaker.

A dryer is a 120/240 volt device and uses a 4 wire circuit on #10 wire with a 30 amp breaker.

A range is a 120/240 volt device and uses a 4 wire circuit. Some are 40 amp with #8 wire and some are 50 amp with #6 wire. Depends on the range and the manufacturers instructions.

You need 3 individual circuits.


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You really need three separate circuits for these devices. If they're all in the same room, wiring them should be easy.
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