Electrical Code for 4-Wire Dryer Circuit

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Where does it specifically state the change from 3wire to 4wire service?

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NEC Electrical Code for 4-Wire Dryer Circuit
Background: Tom, a Electrician from Great Lakes Naval training Center, Great Lakes, IL

Question: What article in the NEC discusses wiring a residential dryer? 208V, 30A

Where does it specifically state the change from 3wire to 4wire service?

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Tom.
The NEC reference is article 250.142(B) which specifies a 4 wire 30 amp circuit.

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