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My electrician installed the 220 outlet for my dryer on the floor in my laundry room. Is this a hazard if I ever have a water leak from my washing machine? Should I have him reinstall it in the wall?

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I for one would have hadthem install it into the wall. However, if he was a licensed electrician then he would, BY LAW, have to follow building and electrical codes for your area. Contact another electrician and ask them how they would have done it.

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If you are installing a new electric dryer in the USA, typically, they operate at 220 Volts. If there is no special outlet at the place where you want to use the dryer, you will have to have an electrician install the proper gage wire and outlet for you. Expect to pay up to $200.00 or more for this installation from the house main panel to the dryer location.

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Thanks for all the input!  We reached a compromise in hiring an electrician who was willing to come out today and install the connection for half what everyone else quoted...on a Sunday!  The laundry piling up in the corner was very persuasive in convincing us that your advice (in the end, we'd need a professional no matter which way we went) was prudent.  Thanks. jersey p

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Most dryers are 220 so they can produce the amount of heat required to properly dry clothes. I would Not recommend trying to convert the dryer to 110 voltage. This may cause you alot of unwanted problems. I would find a Qualified electrician to install a 220 outlet at the location of the dryer .

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