I just bought a home with a gas hookup for the dryer, but I have a fairly recent, perfectly working electric dryer, so I've decided to run a 240v line instead of purchasing a new gas dryer. This is what I plan to do and wanted to run it by you folks to see if it makes sense and if there are any gotchas I should be sure to look out for. (I'll also be re-reading Richter/Schwann's "Wiring Simplified" to make sure I do things correctly.)
- Dryer is rated at 240V, 30 amps. It comes configured for a 3-wire connection, but this can be changed to a 4-wire connection by separating the neutral and ground wire inside the dryer. (Instructions are provided for this in the manual.)
- I'll need to use a 4-wire connection since the circuit I'll be installing is post-1996 (per NEC)
- House has 200 amp electric service
- I'll add a 30 amp breaker to the main panel and use Romex 10/3 NM-B w/ground.
- The run from the dryer to the panel is about 50 feet or less
Any suggestions or worries about the above? Thanks.