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Old 05-10-2009, 12:02 PM   #16
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No way in hell I'd make up the breakers.

A) You do not know what you will need later.
B) Some moron can turn on the breaker leaving live, albeit capped off, wires. Tape over the breaker means nothing to most people.
C) There is simply NO valid reason to do so.

A) Washer and/or washer/dryer = 2 pole 30 and a single pole 20.
B) You have a whole house full of live wires.....right?
C) You are there working on it, you have your tools out and you are already dirty. Plug in $10 worth of breakers and be done with it. All you have to do in the future is install the receps.

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Old 05-10-2009, 12:21 PM   #17
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A) Washer and/or washer/dryer = 2 pole 30 and a single pole 20.
B) You have a whole house full of live wires.....right?
C) You are there working on it, you have your tools out and you are already dirty. Plug in $10 worth of breakers and be done with it. All you have to do in the future is install the receps.
A) So if you ned it for something else just change the breaker, right. No big deal for us. A DIYer?
B) You do remember this is DIY site, right? A DIYer who sees a wire not connected will assume it is dead. How many do you think will have the forethought to check it?
C) Using this mentality just install the receptacle too. No reason not to, right???


I NEVER terminate wires on breaker unless they are terminated on devices, a disconnect or equipment. It's just how I do it.
You (or anyone else) can obviously do as you wish.
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The hot on the breaker is the last thing I connect too
Just seems safer
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A) It's for a washer/dryer. Am I missing something?

B) I think 99% of DIYers would test power before working on it. Why would the assume it's dead?

C) Actually, I would install the receps too. It's only a few bucks more for the receps. I have 240V amp recep behind my gas ranges and dryers


Ahhhh...I miss the old days Petey.
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C) Actually, I would install the receps too.
Much as I hate to agree with you, I would too.

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Ahhhh...I miss the old days Petey.
Yeah, me too.

You're a hack.
A hack with a vacation home.
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Also, in my house in Phoenix, I installed my undercabinet lights off 2 of my 6 SABC's




I also put a couple extra cables in my bedroom switch box.





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