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Old 06-26-2012, 09:58 AM   #1
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relocating older 220 dryer outlet: what is allowed?


I have a wall open for some work and wish to relocate a older dryer outlet.
-It is an older three wire.
-cable looks in very good shape
-there is slack for me to move it the two feet needed.
- new pull of 4 wire is cost prohibitive.

I understand moving these outlets is allowed.

I am not clear if replacing the receptacle and or box is allowed while relocating. I would prefer to, especially the receptacle. I have both new. Is this allowed?

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Yes. As long as you are not adding any cable, you are fine to move the receptacle anywhere you like.

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JV, thanks. Perhaps I wasnt clear. I already know I am allowed to move it as long as distance is equal or shorter to preserve existing wiring.

the question is: while moving it, can I replace the box and receptacle/outlet with new equal to existing components, or is that not allowed under grandfathering?

I have a new in box Pass and Seymour 3 prong 220, and a new junction/outlet box on hand.
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Sure, you can replace existing parts without having to repull the circuit.
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K. Buz:
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