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Question DetailsAsked on 9/13/2013

what is the average cost to add a 220 line for a dryer

have a super small space for a washer and dryer- have the old all in one unit that uses gas-- it is too small and very inefficient-- to change over to a compact washer and dryer that stacks, I will need to cap off the gas and get an electric unit- which means I have to add a 220 outlet-- help

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The cost will totally depend on how far it is from your dryer location to the main breaker panel, assuming it has the capacity to carry a dryer in addition to current loads (usually should), and accessibility - way cheaper if floor joists or attic are exposed so the wiring can be run there and thenn into the wall to get to the dryer location, much more if drywall repair and repainting is necessary after openign up holes to pull the wiring.

Could run from a minimum of maybe $150 labor plus about $100 parts for the cable and outlet and breaker if the dryer location is right above the breaker panel (that is very optomistic), to as much as $600-1200 if he has to come all the way across the house, opening up walls and ceiling along the way that have to be repaired and repainted. Generally, cost is about $300-500, and could be even less if the house was pre-wired for it and just not hooked up.

Definitely get bids - know cost in advance. If the wiring cost is too high, it might pay to get a gas stack washer-dryer - washer will be electric of course, but dryer can still be gas. Frigidaire, Whirlpool, GE, and Maytag make ones I know, probably others too. Google this search phrase - stacking gas washer-dryer. You can get them as narrow as 24" as stock items - google this article for info -

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