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Old 04-12-2009, 06:56 PM   #16
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hey sultini, how much do you weigh?
probably 98 lbs sopping wet, with a load
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Cinda, if you're still reading this anymore, the answer to your question is if the 8/3 has 3 insulated conductors ( usually black, red, and white) you certainly can use it for a dryer.

Simply install a 2 pole 30 amp breaker, put the black and red on the breaker and the white on the ground/neutral bus. (It's the one with all the other white and bare wires on it).

Install a 30 amp 3 wire 'crowfoot' receptacle. Get a 3 wire dryer cord to match the receptacle. If the dryer already has a 3 wire cord on it, you're done.

If the dryer had a 4 wire cord on it, you'll need to bond the frame of the dryer to the neutral. (it's the center wire of the cord). There's likely a bonding strap near the terminal block. Just connect the loose end of it to the terminal with the center cord wire.

If you need more help, please post again here. There's about a dozen of us here who know how to do this properly.

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Cinda, if you're still reading this anymore, the answer to your question is if the 8/3 has 3 insulated conductors ( usually black, red, and white) you certainly can use it for a dryer.


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Rob, how about the legalities of NEW dryer circuit requiring a 4 wire system? Since this is not a dryer circuit now, I would see that changing it to a dryer circuit would not allow the grandfather clause that allows the continued use of 3 wire circuits for dryers.

Obviously, if the 8/3 is plus ground, it's cool but if there is only 3 conductors, I believe it must be changed to a 4 wire conductor as I said above.
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I currently have a 50 amp outlet on 8-3 wire. I know this is for a range. The problem is it is where my dryer is suppose to go. Can I remove the range outlet and connect the 30 amp dryer outlet to the same wire? Or do I have to run new 10-3 wire and replace the 50 amp breaker with a 30 amp?
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"Yes you can" refers to : "Can I remove the range outlet and connect the 30 amp dryer outlet to the same wire?" along with "replace the 50 amp breaker with a 30 amp?"

As Nap pointed out, a hard assed inspector would argue that since you are changing it from a range to a dryer, it won't fall under the "grandfather" clause allowing existing 3 wire installations of ranges and dryers.


The most simple answer is generally the best. Change the breaker and the recep, plug it in and move on.
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probably 98 lbs sopping wet, with a load
The next time you go Scuba Diving why not forget your mask, or forget to open the 02 valve.
Talk about sopping wet.
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The next time you go Scuba Diving why not forget your mask, or forget to open the 02 valve.
Talk about sopping wet.
oooohhhh witty
I've yet to dive with O2
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