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Old 12-22-2008, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by roger1
You say you installed a 50Amp outlet.
That may be the wrong one for your dryer.

I have never seen an electric residential dryer that wasn't 30 Amps.

50 Amp will require #8 and 30 Amp requires #10.
The outlet is actually for a welder rated at 20A. What I did was run a line using 10gage from the new garage outlet to a junction box near the dryer. In the junction box I spliced in a dryer cord having the correct pin type for an existing dryer outlet. When I want to use the welder I unplug the dryer and plug in my new garage line. The dryer line is 10gage with a 30A breaker near the outlet. So in effect what I have is an extension running from the dryer outlet. I ran it this way because the main panel is full.
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