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Old 11-21-2011, 09:57 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a new dryer and washer for my first home. The previous owner did have a washer hook up, but i am replacing it since it is not grounded. I am somewhat experienced running new circuits as i wired my whole kitchen, but i don't know how i should go about mounting both 120vac and 220vac outlets on the unfinished foundation wall to be code compliant. The breaker panel is about 20 feet from the dryer, so i was thinking about running two new circuits: 1) a 20 amp circuit dedicated for the washer using 3 conductor NM cable and 2) a 30 amp, 220v circuit for the dryer using 10/3g NM cable. I am planning on making a run alongside the sill plate until i am directly above the washer/dryer and then coming down 4 feet. I would like to mount the outlets above the appliances Do i need to use conduit for the 4 feet run from the sill plate to the outlet? What type of electrical box do i need to use to mount to the foundation?

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Old 11-21-2011, 10:08 PM   #2
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Mount a 2x4 aprx 4 feet long on the wall, and then mount the boxes on that. Yes, you can use conduit to protect the romex from damage if you wish.


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Metal conduit is required for the 4' run down the foundation wall I believe. Feel free to run romex inside the conduit since its not a wet location. I would use metal junction boxes attached to the foundation wall with concrete anchors.

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