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Question DetailsAsked on 3/16/2015

220 dryer line.

electric box full need auxiliary box for a 220 line.

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You need an electrician to check it out and figure out what you can do. It might be the service feed will handle an auxiliary box without upgrading your incoming service or meter - maybe not. Or it might be cheaper to just get a larger box installed the same place and hooked to all the same existing wiring, plus put in new breaker and wiring forthe dryer, because generally an auxiliary box will also require a junction box to connect into the main feed which can add up to more than just putting a larger box (which will take the existing brand breakers) in the existing location in many cases.

If you are real lucky you might have adequate rating capacity in the box (not likely if full) and be able to put in a couple of half-thickness breakers to free up two slots for the new 220 breaker for the dryer.

You can find several ballpark numbers below for the cost of installing a dryer line and breaker alone - without any added box or service upgrade.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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