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  1. #1
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    Default Dryer Electrical Cord

    Hi,

    I just had a washer and dryer delivered by friends to my basement. There is only one space for the washer and one space for the dryer. Well....the electrical cord for the washer is about 2 feet too short to reach the outlet. What is the solution?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Dryer Electrical Cord

    Move the electrical outlet or buy a dryer extension cord for $35 from Home depot

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    Default Re: Dryer Electrical Cord

    use an extension cord or move the outlet

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    Default Re: Dryer Electrical Cord

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRemodeler View Post
    Move the electrical outlet or buy a longer dryer extension cord for $35 from Home depot
    There, fixed it for ya!

    Of course, I'd say get better friends, but . . . <wink>
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Dryer Electrical Cord

    Or you could daisy chain another receptacle off of the one.

    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Dryer Electrical Cord

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    Or you could daisy chain another receptacle off of the one.

    Jack
    Another vote for this solution, because it's the best solution. Better than an extension cord.

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    Default Re: Dryer Electrical Cord

    And in case it is not obvious turn off the breaker if the outlet will be opened to daisy chain.

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    Default Re: Dryer Electrical Cord

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    Or you could daisy chain another receptacle off of the one.

    Jack
    This- just be sure the circuit is rated for another receptacle. If it's maxxed out already, change the first receptacle to a single outlet and use a single for the new box, thus leaving the circuit load rating the same as it is now.

    I would not want to see an extension cord used here, even one rated to carry the load as it is a wet location and that connection could get wet leading to safety problems.

    Phil

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