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What is involved in running a 240V dryer line if you have a regular 120V line now?

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2007-07-09 15:03:53
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You will have to install a double pole breaker in the fuse panel and then run new wire (10/3) to the location of the dryer and install the proper plug. You will need a 4 prong plug; the older 3 wire plugs no longer meet code for new work.

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