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  1. General Electrical Discussion
    Hello, I'am trying to build a barrel steamer for pasteurization of mushroom substrate. I purchased a 240V 2500W heating element. On the back of element, there are 3 prongs that I am told go into an L6-30 receptacle. My question is, I have a dryer outlet, 3 prong. I see there are some...
  2. General Electrical Discussion
    HI All; I have 8 gauge wire that has a black and a white (no ground). I want to connect/splice it to 10/3 (black,red,white and a ground) with a plug. My thoughts: connect the black and red from the 10 gauge to the black from the 8 gauge, then white 10 gauge to white 8 gauge. Buy an 8 gauge...
  3. General Electrical Discussion
    Good Afternoon, Well, I made a bonehead mistake when I pulled the wire for a laundry room. I should have pulled #10 3 wire with a ground for the dryer, but I pulled #10 2 wire with a ground instead (black, white and bare copper). The laundry room is in an addition that has a flat roof over it...
  4. General Electrical Discussion
    Good Afternoon, I'm Vaughn. So here is what I need help with. I need to rewire my house. I asked local electricians how much it would cost... (20K-25K). I thought that was steep. So I would like to do it myself. I would like to know: What is the recommended circuit breaker amps. Also what...
  5. Residential Electrical Forum
    Hello, A friend of mine has a dryer that just stopped working, I'm going to go over to take a closer look at it so if anyone can give me some suggestions of what to look for it would really be helpful. The dryer will not start Symptoms: - She says that if you press the "start" button it makes...
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