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Installing 220Volt for a Range and Dryer in a Basement

I am installing new 220volty lines for a range and dryer running through an exposed Basement ceiling. Does the wire need to be in conduit?

Wiring for 220Volt Circuits
Electrical Question: I am installing new 220volt wiring for a range and dryer running through an exposed Basement ceiling. Does the wire need to be in conduit?

This electrical wiring question came from Sal, a General Contractor in Utah.

Sal, Thank You for Visiting Ask-the-Electrician!

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

How to Wire a 220Volt Circuit

Application: Wire a 200Volt Circuit.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Range, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Range should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Utah. A permit and inspections may also be required.

Wiring 220volt Circuits in a Basement Area

This electrical wiring project is about Wiring New Circuits for a Range and Dryer in the Basement of a Old Home.

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