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handifoot 05-20-2006 02:03 PM

dishwasher connection
 
I have just pulled my 12/2 through the studs for my dedicated 20amp dishwasher circuit. (kitchen remodel)
Do I just pull the wire through a hole in the future drywall, or should it go through a box of some sort?
I don't have a dishwasher yet, but I'm told that they are "hard wired" these days. Thanks.

redline 05-20-2006 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by handifoot
Do I just pull the wire through a hole in the future drywall, or should it go through a box of some sort?
I don't have a dishwasher yet, but I'm told that they are "hard wired" these days. Thanks.

Is this circuit connected to the main panel? (is it powered)

I would leave it disconnected from the main until you get the washer.

The wire is hard wired to the lower front of the dishwasher (most of the time) inside a metal enclosure. Leave enough wire to go from the wall to the front of the dishwasher with some to spare.

handifoot 05-20-2006 06:06 PM

Of course it's not connected to power yet!!! It won't be until all the final connections are done. All I need to know is if it"s cool to have the Romex just come out through a hole in the drywall

Mike Swearingen 05-20-2006 07:20 PM

I'm not a pro electrician, but no.
It should be routed through an electrical box at the wall (probably with a cover on it and conduit to the connection box of the dw). Check with your Building Inspection Department for local code.\
Good luck!
Mike

Speedy Petey 05-20-2006 08:26 PM

Yes, it is fine for the NM to poke out of the wall and to the DW. Some areas do require a local disconnect at the unit. This can be a switch, or a receptacle with a cord and plug on the DW itself.
Conduit is only needed if you are in conduit country, such as Chicago.

Sparky Joe 05-20-2006 11:18 PM

As long as the romex isn't exposed when everything is complete, you're fine.
Be sure and be careful when you put the dishwasher in place(nothing resting on the romex), because years of use with the vibrations of the machine will wear right through the cable.


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