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If the stove and AC are already using the only two 240V power sources you have is it impossible to pull another 240V source or can you share one 240V with a new dryer with a type of automatic switch?

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2013-02-28 00:28:22

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Answer for USA, Canada and countries using similar 60Hz household

electricity supplies

Don't even think of making two major appliances share a

circuit!

Install a separate circuit from the breaker panel to the dryer

outlet.

Make sure you match the wire size to the breaker size and

follow all local electrical code requirements so that you do

not risk causing injury to users or fire damage to your house.

It might be necessary for you to get a building permit to make

such modifications to your home. If there is any doubt regarding

what you need or how to do the

"http://jobs.answers.com" title="job">job, get a reputable

electrician to do the work for you.

IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB

SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY

REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.

If you do this work yourself, always turn off the

power

at the breaker box/fuse panel BEFORE you attempt to do

any work AND

always use an electrician's test meter having metal-tipped

probes

(not a simple proximity voltage indicator)

to insure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.


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