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Old 01-01-2013, 03:17 PM   #16
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Run a new 30amp circuit from the panel. You can use the breaker position that fed that ex-baseboard heater.
You have no idea what condition of the existing wire even if it was 20 amps on a number 10. How old is it ? 50 years, + or - ?


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Sound little confusing what is going on but I will fill them in much as possible due I can able figure it out something.

Originally Posted by imautoparts View Post
No, this is for me. In my utility room I'm wanting to move the dryer from one wall to the other.

The realtor can take his own risks - but not with my skin or liability.
Moving the dryer from one wall to the other location will be more than just simple task due you will have to fish in new conductors from the exsting junction box to the new dryer location however the key issue is the exsting conductors if you have full 4 conductor then it is not a issue but with 3 conductors ( including ground ) then you will have to fish in the whole thing from load centre.

Second thing if you move to new location are you willing punch a new hole in the wall for dryer vent and is that new location is straight shot to vent it outside.

Just make a note the least numbers of bends it easier to vent the dryer quicker.

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Well, I'm not moving the junction box for the dryer. I'm using a separate 20A 240 circuit that I'm pulling from a thermostat/spst junction box that used to feed a large baseboard heater in the same room. That way I'll still have 240V on the original wall, plus 240V on a new circuit on the garage wall. I'm thinking that may come in handy sometime as I am looking at buying a big air compressor and two 240V outlets on separate circuits will be just what I need.
Is that baseboard heater still functioning ? if so what other circuit is used with that baseboard heater and don't be suprise if you run into second baseboard heater which it can share with this one. that is kinda pretty common with med size and smaller baseboard heaters but large one llike 8 footers and longer useally are on it own circuit.

The way I read the wording that you have attached garage it better off just run a new circuit if you have any 240 volts load or run the subpanel then you can branch it off from there.



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