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Dryer rec. in unfinished basement #99477
01/02/06 01:57 PM
01/02/06 01:57 PM
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Helicon  Offline OP
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most guys installing dryer/washer receptacles or even a standard 120v 15a recetacle in a basement first mount a wooden board to a cement wall... is that required by code, or is it legal to install receptacle directly to a concrete wall?

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Re: Dryer rec. in unfinished basement #99478
01/02/06 02:18 PM
01/02/06 02:18 PM
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It's not the outlet that is in question, it is the wiring method:
334.12 Uses Not Permitted.
(10) Types NM and NMS. Types NM and NMS cable shall not be used as follows:
d. Where exposed or subject to excessive moisture or dampness

The cement wall *can* be considered to be a "damp" location and be easily tested by taping some plastic to the wall...after a few days moisture may appear on the inside of the plastic.

I don't know about you (or anyone else), but it's a whole lot easier to just slap up a half a 2x4 up on the wall and staple the wire to it than it is to "test" the wall and strap the NM to the cement.


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Re: Dryer rec. in unfinished basement #99479
01/02/06 04:42 PM
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You can attach the receptacle to the wall.

Re: Dryer rec. in unfinished basement #99480
01/02/06 07:09 PM
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...but not the wire.


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Re: Dryer rec. in unfinished basement #99481
01/03/06 08:41 AM
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The question did not ask about wire but if it did, I would not consider the inside of a concrete basement wall excesively damp under most conditions.

[This message has been edited by Electricmanscott (edited 01-03-2006).]

Re: Dryer rec. in unfinished basement #99482
01/12/06 08:23 PM
01/12/06 08:23 PM
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Waterford, MI, USA
You guys just run wire down the wall?

We use this stuff called EMT works great. Throw some 10-3 down that bad boy and its done before you even find your 2x4.

[This message has been edited by Trick440 (edited 01-12-2006).]


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Re: Dryer rec. in unfinished basement #99483
01/15/06 05:22 PM
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Using wood is the cheapest way of doing for sure, but I prefer doing it in pipe too. It looks more professional and the NM is w/o a doubt protected from physical damage. I can consider that an important thing to do, especially any receptacle operating at 220 volts in an unfinished basement!

Re: Dryer rec. in unfinished basement #99484
01/15/06 09:28 PM
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I'm not even sure wood is the cheapest way ... if you buy the wood.


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