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Old 11-29-2004, 11:39 PM   #31
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yeah, i would worry about the portable heater. they causes so many fires, and it probably has a big electricity draw. be careful with that thing. my grandparents had 1, i and worried about them using it all the time.
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Well like we mentioned a few times previously. If you do not have 10 gauge wire running in the walls ( same size as the dryer wire) then you shouldn't be using 30 amp breakers, that is a fire waiting to happen.
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Well guys, I pulled the outlet. And I also checked out the drier wiring. The outlet wiring is JUST under 10 gauge, but over 12 gauge, so if there were a thing, I would say it'* an 11 gauge. The drier wire is definatly 10 gauge, and it is slightly larger than the outlet wiring. I'm going to classify it as 10 gauge wiring. Although it may only be able to handle 29.99 amps.. that'* all good. So, is the final verdict that if the wire is 10 gauge that I am cool? Because.. I really don't want to start moving things out of my room.. I kinda like it as-is .


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Old 11-30-2004, 08:37 PM   #34
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isnt a dryer 220v neway??
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Yes it is 220V but it uses 10 gauge wiring. Basically it is 4 wires that you are using.
Wire 1 is a ground
Wire 2 is the return to the panel ( white)
wire 3 is 120V On one phase ( black)
wire 4 is 120V on a different phase ( red)
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yea i knew that
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Here this may help ( or not)


AWG dia circ open cable ft/lb ohms/
mils mils air A Amp bare 1000'

10 101.9 10380 55 33 31.82 1.018
12 80.8 6530 41 23 50.59 1.619
14 64.1 4107 32 17 80.44 2.575


As you can see the diameter difference between 10 and 12 is not that much. looking at the wire is sometimes hard to tell. You would have to either read it off the wire or see each individual conductor. Which is another reason that you would have to see each wire for the dryer to really tell. Just by looking at it you can easily confuse 10 with 12 or even 12 with 14.
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