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french_guy 10-08-2012 06:06 AM

New circuit from dryer
I have the laundry room (dryer+washer) at the 2nd floor....I don't really like that (with the risk of water/flood)
I am planning to put it in the basement
The dryer is electric (220V)
What should I pay attention to if I want to run a new line from the panel to the new spot in my basement (main panel in the basement as well)
How to properly decommission the previous one ?

joecaption 10-08-2012 06:13 AM

I'd think long and hard about doing that. Where's 99% of the items that need washing? In the bedrooms. By moving it you would have to carry the heavy basket down two floors and back up again when there done.
By adding a pan under the washing machine and adding one of these you get rid of the flooding possiblility.

ionized 10-08-2012 05:14 PM

I'd move the laundry to the basement and maybe add a valve. The trouble with those automatic valves is that the is a lot of stuff in them to fail causing a flood. A mechanically-timed or manual one might be better.

All you need to do to decommission the old circuit is to unhook it from the CB in the panel. You can do what ever you want with it after that, remove the box and hide it in the wall. It would be nice to label the cable in the box for any future work.

Dierte 10-08-2012 05:23 PM

Keep it where it is. Theres added value in an upstairs laundry rm. The latest episode of this old house had a nice segment on washing machine valves

ionized 10-08-2012 05:40 PM

Who cares, it is an added value to the resident (OP and me) to me to have the space upstairs and the laundry in the basement. OTOH, it might make a difference to chronic home swappers.

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