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    Question Dryer feed, how far is too far?

    Hello,

    I am considering moving my laundry from the basement to the living level. (Gotta keep the wife happy).

    I have two questions

    1) How far is too far to run 10/3 cable? It looks like I will need about 70' to get from the box to the new dryer point.

    2) If the distance is not too far, do I have to drill every floor joist or can I nail up so 1x4 and surface mount the cable?

    Thank you,
    Fred

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    First, what size circuit breaker does the dryer require? That, along with the length, will determine what size wire gauge is required. 10g may be too small.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jadnashua View Post
    First, what size circuit breaker does the dryer require? That, along with the length, will determine what size wire gauge is required. 10g may be too small.
    30 Amps 220 v

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadnashua View Post
    First, what size circuit breaker does the dryer require? That, along with the length, will determine what size wire gauge is required. 10g may be too small.
    30 Amps 220 v

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    nail the 1 by then install the 10/3 on top (or bottom depneding on you outlook)

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    Drill It!.......

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    Use the #10 copper and a 30 amp breaker and you should be fine.

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