is it safe to continue a 30amp wire from the existing outlet * ( for
i just moved my dryer/washer to a separate room. So , what I did was
puchased a 20 ft. long 30amp wire and ran it from the existing outlet
to the new location.
Is it a safe thing to do? or should I run a whole new wire from the
oh yeah, codes!
you can use a receptacle to connect two wires, but the extension chord
is technically an exposed wire, exposed wiring is a code breaker
he might also consider moving the existing receptacle to the laundry
but if he uses the old receptacle line, he would need a junction box to
tie into the old wire.
but as would be par for most things... it's probably easier to run a
like you say, wouldn't want to compromise his insurance..
but far as the dryer goes.. im sure the ext chord is a viable safe
he could just bury the ext chord with channel conduit
First Class Jerri- Rigging!
Code violation? I don't think so but again I have not keep up with the code
for years. 60A, 480V extension cords for welding are common for
industrial/shop applications. How about a 10,000A 3-phase drag line at
13.8kV - portable big ass cable for some earth moving equipment or some
All of these examples are portable applications. The OP was asking
about using an extension cord for a high current household appliance
that is not likely to be moved any appreciable distance after it is
placed into service.
It would probably be cheaper to make a longer cord for the dryer with
some 10ga hard service cord and a plug than to buy a cord connected
receptacle. Also one less connection. They may even make long cords
with a molded plug and ring terminals.
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