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berg76 10-22-2010 07:34 PM

dryer receptical
I need to run a receptical for my dryer. I have left over 6/3 from my stove which is overkill but will save me from buying 10/3. The dryer is located in the basement. My question is do I need to run conduit the vertical length from the floor joists down the foundation wall to the receptical or can I attach a board to the wall and then staple the cable to the board?


Jim Port 10-22-2010 08:39 PM

Attached to a furring strip should be fine.

nap 10-22-2010 09:36 PM

you have 6/3 what? and just to be sure, it is 6/3 plus ground, right?

frenchelectrican 10-22-2010 09:40 PM

Also make a note on the 16mmX3 conductor that is used for dryer so in case someone else don't get this mixed up with range or other hevey circuit.


darren 10-23-2010 06:19 AM

You will also have to check the lugs on the dryer plug to make sure they can handle #6 wire, if they can't you could make a joint and bring it down to #10 at the box but that will fill your box up very fast.

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