Yes, this is fine as long as it’s 8/3.

What kind of wire do you use to hook up a dryer?

The NEC requires that dryers have a dedicated circuit with a minimum of 30 amps. This calls for a 30-amp, double-pole breaker wired with 10 AWG wire.

What wire do I use for a 220 dryer?

Typically a 220v/30 amp Dryer circuit would utilize 10/3 with ground. According to this voltage drop table, it looks like for 100′ run you would want to up-size the wire to #8 copper, to maintain voltage drop less than 3%.

Can I use UF-B instead of NM B?

UF electrical wire is perfectly suitable for most NM-B applications, though it is unnecessary to use it because it is too expensive for indoor applications.

What is UF-B wire used for?

Southwire® copper UF-B cable is generally used as feeder to outside post lamps, pumps, and other loads or apparatus fed from a distribution point in an existing building as specified in the 2011 National Electrical Code. UF-B cable may be used underground, including direct burial.

What gauge of wire do I need for a dryer?

Wire Gauge for Clothes Dryers
Clothes dryers require a relatively thick wire to accommodate their 30 amp circuit. The minimum recommended wire size for clothes dryer circuits is 10 gauge.

What gauge wire is a dryer cord?

Dryer Cords Are Usually 10-Gauge
Most dryer cords are 10 gauge, but if you have a large machine, you may need a more heavy-duty cord with eight-gauge wires. Always check the label on your dryer for the current draw before purchasing a cord.

Can you use UFB wire inside?

Types of Direct Burial Cables
Type UF cable is usually gray and comes in rolls that look like standard non-metallic (NM) sheathed cable. While standard NM cable is rated only for dry, interior applications, UF cable can be used outdoors as well as indoors.

What is the difference between UF and UF-B Wire?

The regular UF cable is well-suited only to be buried in conduit. The difference between them is UF-B construction indicates a better resistance to water and corrosion, as well as a superior temperature range.

Can UF-B cable be exposed?

The use of UF cable on the exterior surface of buildings or structures is permitted by Sec. 225.10(18) and Sec. 334.10(3) of the NEC. If the cable is exposed to physical damage it must be protected in accordance with Sec.

Can 12 2 wire be used for a dryer?

If you’re using two #12 wires and one of them breaks, your dryer will still work, but it’ll overheat it’s one remaining #12 wire, causing a fire within the walls of your house.

Is 10 3 wire heavy enough for a dryer?

10/3 cable is heavy enough for an electric dryer that requires 30 amps or less. Most dryers fit into this category, but verify your dryer’s amp requirements before wiring. Make sure your 220-volt outlet is placed on a circuit where it can safely draw 30 amps of power.

Can you use 10 2 for a dryer?

This is an outdated wiring method where you’re just bonding the frame of the dryer to the neutral/ground wire. As long as the wire was intact, you would have no problems.

What size wire do I need for 220 dryer?

For 240V and 220V electric dryers using a 30-amp circuit breaker, you should use 10/3 American Wire Gauge (AWG) wire.
Wire Size for Electric Dryers.

Electric Dryer Size Recommended Wire Size
220 volts 10 AWG
110V/120V 14 or 12 AWG

Does a dryer require 10 3?

Just 10/3 is all you need. That’s 3 current-carrying conductors with a ground. It’s a 30 amp circuit. Dryers use a NEMA 14-30 receptacle.

Does a dryer require a neutral?

Prior to 1996, the National Electrical Code (NEC) allowed 240v dryer circuits to be run on cable with three wires—two hots and a ground. Now, for new construction, the NEC requires a four-wire circuit with three insulated copper wires (two hots and a neutral) and a bare copper ground wire, all 10-gauge.

Can you use a ground as neutral on a dryer?

For many years electric dryers (and ranges) were allowed to use a a grounded conductor as both neutral and equipment ground. The Code now, of course, requires separation.

What happens if a dryer is not grounded?

For example, your hot wire could cause your dryer to become live, causing electrocution or shock to anyone who touches it. The 4-prong cords contain two hot wires, a neutral, and a ground wire. This provides a safe path for any current traveling to the machine to be re-routed and avoiding danger.