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How to Splice Electric Dryer Circuit Wires


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Can I splice the electrical circuit wires for my dryer circuit? The process of How to Splice and Extend an Electric Dryer Circuit.

Electric Dryer Circuit

Electrical Question: Can I splice the electrical circuit wires for my dryer circuit?

This electrical wiring question came from Andy, in Littletown, Colorado.

Additional Comments: great website.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Andy.

Splice Electric Dryer Circuit Wires

Application: Splice an Electric Dryer Circuit.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Certified Electrician or Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the dryer circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the dryer circuit wiring.
Important: Electric wiring and circuit components should be new electrical materials of the same voltage and amperage rating.
Notice: Electrical Wiring modifications should be done according to local and national electrical codes and installing new or replacement electrical parts or equipment may require to have a permit and be inspected.

How to Splice and Extend an Electric Dryer Circuit

The following is an example of the process to extend a dryer circuit by using the existing outlet box as a junction box to extend the circuit wiring to a new location.

Turn Off the Electrical Power for the Dryer Circuit

Locate and Install the New Dryer Outlet Box

Install the New Length of Dryer Circuit Cable

Convert the Existing Dryer Outlet into a Junction Box

Grounding the Splice Box

Splicing the Dryer Circuit Wires

Cover the Splice Box

Install the New Dryer Outlet

Test the Dryer Outlet

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