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Old 06-03-2013, 12:01 AM   #31
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Alright well thank you for all of your input. It really is a time saver to post on these forums and get back so many responses at a time. Sorry I didn't post all the specs to begin with and make it a little easier for everyone. The only thing I am wondering now before I actually have an electrician come and look at it is how much it might cost. I'm kind of doubting that the wiring in this place is setup to make the conversion easy. The house was built in 2006, and the rest of the appliances are gas. All of the breakers are 20 amp except the A/C has 30 amps. I know it wouldn't be too expensive if just the outlet and breaker has to be swapped out, but I have no idea what the cost would be if any wiring would have to be done??
That place builted in 2006 they should have modern dryer receptale there beside the gaz line for dryer and it is common for me to run both 120 volt circuit and 120/240 volt circuit for electrique dryer.

Cost wise that part I can not able tell you due I do not have magic cueball with me to see what ya got there.

All it depending on how it will be brought out to the new receptale so the cost will varies depending on the area and the electrician you get to come out.

So the thing is if your landlord is paying for this then let them deal with it otherwise talk to see what other option they can offer on that. ( some case they will split the cost for this. )

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Old 06-03-2013, 12:28 AM   #32
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Alright well thank you for all of your input. It really is a time saver to post on these forums and get back so many responses at a time. Sorry I didn't post all the specs to begin with and make it a little easier for everyone. The only thing I am wondering now before I actually have an electrician come and look at it is how much it might cost. I'm kind of doubting that the wiring in this place is setup to make the conversion easy. The house was built in 2006, and the rest of the appliances are gas. All of the breakers are 20 amp except the A/C has 30 amps. I know it wouldn't be too expensive if just the outlet and breaker has to be swapped out, but I have no idea what the cost would be if any wiring would have to be done??
Sorry to tell you it's not just the outlet and the breaker that needs to be changed.
The wire it self needs to be changed to 10/3 wire. The dryer requires 2 hots and a neutral.
With what it will cost, you can probably find a gas dryer on Craigslist cheaper.
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Sorry to tell you it's not just the outlet and the breaker that needs to be changed.

The wire it self needs to be changed to 10/3 wire. The dryer requires 2 hots and a neutral.

With what it will cost, you can probably find a gas dryer on Craigslist cheaper.
10/3 with ground (so 4-wires) to be exact, and he will need to change the wiring inside the dryer to remove the neutral/ground bond, and perhaps he doesn't want gas?
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10/3 with ground (so 4-wires) to be exact, and he will need to change the wiring inside the dryer to remove the neutral/ground bond, and perhaps he doesn't want gas?
Once he sees what the 10/3 will cost he may want gas.
Is there a 10/3 wire that's sold without a ground?

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I suppose it's possible but all washers and dryers I've ever seen have ALWAYS come with a wall cord attached.
Far be it from me to disagree with a pro, but every dryer I've bought in the last 40 years (8 or 9, all were electric), did NOT come with a cord. Washers, yes; dryers, no. Perhaps you're referring to gas dryers? I have no experience with them.
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wouldnt hurt to pull the receptacles in the laundry area to see if any of them are wired with 10/3, and just used for 120v
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Is there a 10/3 wire that's sold without a ground?
Why??? It would not be legal to use.
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wouldnt hurt to pull the receptacles in the laundry area to see if any of them are wired with 10/3, and just used for 120v
There is a very near zero chance of this.
Plus, you could just look at the panel to see if there is a 10/3 home run.
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Why??? It would not be legal to use.
Exactly!

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