Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-02-2011, 04:46 PM   #31
I'm Your Huckleberry
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 5,756
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

Electric Drier Outlet


Quote:
Originally Posted by Speedy Petey View Post
I didn't me mean silly. I don't need friends to give me electrical advice.

Dyslexic much?

Doc Holliday is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Doc Holliday For This Useful Post:
Speedy Petey (11-02-2011)
Old 11-02-2011, 05:20 PM   #32
Licensed electrician
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,583
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Electric Drier Outlet


It is not illegal according to the National Electrical Code to install a 3 wire cord to fit the receptacle. This is so that new dryers can be used on wiring that was installed before the requirement for 4 wires.
__________________
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
Jim Port is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 05:44 PM   #33
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Electric Drier Outlet


Older appliances used the 3 wire (no ground), but at the terminal block the neutral terminal had a bonding jumper that was attached to the grounding screw.

The tendency now is to run 3 wire plus ground for the circuit. In this case you would remove the bonding jumper, attach the neutral wire to the neutral terminal and attach the ground wire to the ground terminal (screw)
edge130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 06:22 PM   #34
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,740
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Electric Drier Outlet


Doc, one unwritten rule that I feel is always good to keep in mind is to think of the next guy. Seriously; you won't find it written as such in any code books, but that is one of the underlying goals, and what it some down to in certain cases. If you install a 3 wire cord on your dryer, you are operating within code, and it is obvious to the next guy that there is no ground, because there is only a 3 prong receptacle. While bonding within a 4 prong receptacle performs the same results from your aspect, the next guy would not know, by looking at the receptacle, that the ground is absent. There have been a couple of asides to this thread, and I don't mean to further confuse the matter, but only hope that this might help clear it up a bit.
DexterII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 07:19 PM   #35
A "Handy Husband"
 
rjniles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Carolina Low Country
Posts: 4,030
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Electric Drier Outlet


To Doc Holliday,

Why did you ask the question here if you are taking you best friends advice as gospel?

You are typical of posters who ask questions, do not like the correct answer and then do what you want regardless
__________________
Location:
Coastal South Carolina
rjniles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 09:27 PM   #36
Licensed electrician
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,583
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Electric Drier Outlet


@ Doc,

It seems that you are going to take your friends advice regardless of the advice to the contrary posted by myself and others. Is this the case or have we misunderstood?
__________________
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
Jim Port is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 09:46 PM   #37
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9,968
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Electric Drier Outlet


"Users shall treat each other with respect at all times on DIYChatroom.com. Name calling, personal attacks, or other inappropriate behavior will not be allowed and may cause your account to be banned." --- from the rules you all agreed to before, a reminder....

Gary
__________________
If any ads are present in my answer above, I do not condone/support/use the product or services listed, they are there against my permission.
Gary in WA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 11:47 PM   #38
I'm Your Huckleberry
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 5,756
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Electric Drier Outlet


Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Port View Post
@ Doc,

It seems that you are going to take your friends advice regardless of the advice to the contrary posted by myself and others. Is this the case or have we misunderstood?

You might have missed the post where I said that I talked to him and he said to change the cord and keep compliant with NEC and then I followed with "and that's what I'll do." The only other thing passed on in that same post was that he said something about bonding it in the receptacle instead of in the appliance but that it was illegal. He did not tell me to literally do it nor did I ever mention again after that that I was going to, but that it was the same thing. I agree.
I literally read the section of NEC that Code05 posted to my bud over the phone and he said, "Yup, that's the legal way."

I don't see how anyone could think after all of the times I've said I was going to change the cord, thanks to Dexter, Code05 and my bud, as it's legal and the proper way that I'm going to now change the receptacle and bond it there or "ask and do not like the answer then do my own thing regardless. <angry face emoticon>"

Maybe I'm not the one who needs meds after all. Ha!

Thanks everyone, let's just let this die.


Last edited by Doc Holliday; 11-03-2011 at 12:07 AM.
Doc Holliday is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
electric outlet rafa7 Electrical 0 04-22-2011 07:07 AM
Covering an electric outlet with cabinets Georgejc Electrical 15 04-20-2011 10:52 PM
90 amp electric car charger! The future... Billy_Bob Electrical 16 02-16-2010 02:01 PM
help! with electric outlet Brad325 Electrical 7 05-02-2009 11:01 PM
Wiring a switch, power from outlet Big Bill Electrical 4 09-15-2007 03:59 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.