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Safe Locations For Electric Dryer Outlets

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Make Sure You Are Mounting the Clothes Dryer Outlet in a Safe Location – The dryer outlet should not be installed below the water attachments for the washing machine.

Options for a Safe Clothes Dryer Outlet

Electrical Question: A 30 amp dryer receptacle was mistakenly placed 6 inches below the water supply for the washing machine.

  1. It is also below the drain hose, about 12 inches away.
  2. There is no extra electrical wiring that would allow me to move the receptacle up.
  3. I’m worried about this situation.
  4. Is a 30 amp GFCI breaker a good solution?

This electrical question came from: Chris, a Homeowner from Marshall, NC USA

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Chris.
I see your concern Chris, lets review:

Make Sure You Are Mounting the Clothes Dryer Outlet in a Safe Location

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