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Old 06-30-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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I need to make a dishwasher power cord.

New DW specs:
12a/1450w
Min 14g 167f

Current house wiring:
dedicated 20a circuit [12g]
15a split receptacle [w/disposal]

Q: Can I use 6' of SJOOW [300v] & add a 15a plug? [the other end = pigtail to DW]

Q: 14/3 [18a] or 12/3 [25a] Is there any reason not to use 12/3 over 14/3? [most DW cords I see are 16/3]

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Dishwashers are typically wired in directly and do not have a cord and plug. Are you planning to take it out often? Isn't the plumbing fairly permanent or are you planning a quick disconnect there as well?

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Dishwashers are typically wired in directly and do not have a cord and plug. Are you planning to take it out often? Isn't the plumbing fairly permanent or are you planning a quick disconnect there as well?
Some areas are now requiring a plug and recepticle for the dish washer and the garbage disposal---Just a note---
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Need cord and plug answers.

Please, no replies re: hard wired options.

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You need a 20 amp--12 gauge circuit---and a 12 gauge appliance cord--Very common--any big box store will stock them.
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Need cord and plug answers.

Please, no replies re: hard wired options.

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Please, only posts from licensed electricians re: MAKING A CORD! if a pre-made cord was available, I wouldn't be here.

To save time, for all the folks who want to give answers that have nothing to do with my question:

I have spent over 48 hrs [local & internet] attempting to locate a pre-made cord THEY DON'T EXIST. Right angle plugs won't work and 12g appliance cords have a plug that fits a 20a receptacle.

thanks for understanding, kind'a in a time crunch for the install
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Go to HD and buy an appliance cord, connect to the dishwasher and plug it in.
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go buy a 12 AWG extension cord with molded plug on one end and cut the other end off. Us an appropriate strain relief to fasten end of to chassis of DW.
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You are a fool--I am a kitchen and plumbing pro---the cords do exist you are to foolish to listen when a wiser person answers---

I have a dumpster with a load of dead dishwashers---I know the code and have your answer--

But you are so sure that you are right that googling 'appliance cords' is out of your world of thought.
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Please, only posts from licensed electricians re: MAKING A CORD! if a pre-made cord was available, I wouldn't be here.

To save time, for all the folks who want to give answers that have nothing to do with my question:

I have spent over 48 hrs [local & internet] attempting to locate a pre-made cord THEY DON'T EXIST. Right angle plugs won't work and 12g appliance cords have a plug that fits a 20a receptacle.

thanks for understanding, kind'a in a time crunch for the install
It took me 15 seconds to find this one:

http://www.homedepot.com/buy/applian...ord-23945.html
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Must be a full moon tonight Mike!
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Please, only posts from licensed electricians re: MAKING A CORD! if a pre-made cord was available, I wouldn't be here.

To save time, for all the folks who want to give answers that have nothing to do with my question:

I have spent over 48 hrs [local & internet] attempting to locate a pre-made cord THEY DON'T EXIST. Right angle plugs won't work and 12g appliance cords have a plug that fits a 20a receptacle.

thanks for understanding, kind'a in a time crunch for the install
WOW, still giving answers that don't apply? The ONLY question here is MAKING A CORD! from scratch. Wire + Plug.

If you are not familiar with SJOOW, or making a cord, please don't reply.

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It took me 15 seconds to find this one:

http://www.homedepot.com/buy/applian...ord-23945.html

You don't count--he only wants answers from licensed electricians--

Did you not read his list of demands---????
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Must be a full moon tonight Mike!
There is a thread going on in electrical that is almost as bad as this one---full moon for sure---

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