I was told that for the new 2005 code that (NM) romex for applainaces ie; water heater, ac disconnect, dryer must now be in 3 wire. Is this true and if so can some one please state a code # reference. I am racking my head trying to find this but have been unable.
One must ask the question right, to get the answer right :-)
At one time- not so long ago- it was the practice to "ground" the case of a range or clothes dryer by bonding it to the third wire- which also served as the "neutral" for any 110 loads the appliance might have had.
This is no longer allowed on NEW dryers and ranges, nor is it allowed to run NEW circuits this way. Section 250.140 is the place to start reading...
So, today, we no longer bond the case to the "neutral" wire. We run an additional wire to serve as the ground wire.
If an appliance has no 110v loads, then the third prong of the plug is a true "ground" prong.
Re: 3 wire for new construction?#59660 12/12/0508:12 PM12/12/0508:12 PM
so renosteinke then would you or wouldn't you use 3 wire?
i have done several ovens micro/convection over the last year where they came with a set up of a black , a red, a neutral and a ground? for a 220 set up 30 amp and man i must say i love this place that was quick 3 responces in no time. Gotta love it thanks kenny
Re: 3 wire for new construction?#59661 12/12/0508:20 PM12/12/0508:20 PM