I want to add a wall mount hair dryer in one of my bathrooms. This unit at
Amazon is one that I would like to have, but I'm wondering if it is possible to
find one that hard wires rather than plugs into an outlet, using up an outlet.
Is anyone aware of a hard wire version?
Okay, Andis has a direct wire version. The problem is that the pictures of the
units are inconsistent. For example, the link below shows a direct wire 33490
HD-2 hard dryer, but it has an AC cord on it:
This web site lists the same unit, but the picture does NOT show the cord. If
you search for the 33490, it is listed lots of times as a direct wire, but it
shows the picture with the cord.
On further examination, it appears that the pictures are wrong. The data sheet
for the HD-2 indicates that it is available in a wired and in a direct wire
I bought an assortment of plumbing wrenches from that
plumbing supply. The picture very clearly showed about six
or seven items. I got ONE wrench, which was not what I paid
for. We went around and round, and finally I went to the
credit card company, and eventually got a refund.
Their picture on the web page (same item) still shows the
same six or seven tool, though they only ship one.
Sure. I've used Andis wall mount dryers for years. Go to www.andis.com, click on
USA, then the Hotel tab, then look at Hairdryers.
The more secure models use a metal mounting plate instead of drywall mounts. If
you want to keep people from unplugging it, use a recessed (clock style) hidden
power box wired to a nearby outlet, or cut the plug off.
Probably. Appliance cord is not approved for running behind walls. Might be OK
if you drilled/routed directly into the box, but then you have the issue of not
being able to disconnect the applicance in case of malfunction/overload.
Hair dryers might last 2 or 20 years. I was wondering about the
replacement of a hard-wired version, not too practical.
Install a new outlet exactly where you want your hairdryer, perhaps a
recessed outlet where you can hide the coiled cord. Check NEC, local
codes, about the new location. Some hair dryers really pull the power
so check your circuit breaker capacity.
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