Simple install of a new 220v outlet?
February 21, 2006 11:16 AM Subscribe
I have a electric (220v) dryer, but my new house is set up for gas, and the outlet is only 110v. I think that I have a situation where it would be relatively easy for me to install a new 220v outlet next to the current one without having to involve a professional. Does the scenario (inside) appear workable for the average diy'er?
posted by trivirgata to Home & Garden (20 answers total)
The laundry room wall with the dryer outlet is directly behind a sub-panel on the garage wall. This sub-panel has three open double wide slots. I'd like to buy a 30a dual-pin breaker, a short run of 10gauge wire, and a 30a 220v outlet box, and just put the new outlet on the other side of the stud with the 110. Since I'd be working on the sub-panel, its my understanding that I'd be perfectly safe doing this so long as the main power is turned off at the master panel. Is this correct?
I've never done this kind of work before, but I'm pretty confident so long as I know it's safe, and I know how it is supposed to be done.
Anyone with similar experience want to weigh in on this? It would cost me about $150 to have an electrician come out and do the same job... is it even sufficiently cost effictive to do it myself?