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How to Install a 220 Volt Outlet 4 wire or Dryer Outlet

In this video, I show you how to install a 220-volt outlet using 4 wire. The fourth wire is neutral (white wire). Most dryer wires will be a 10 gauge wire for 30 amps. However, the wire shown in the video was a #6 wire for a 40 -- 50 amp.

Please watch my video on how to install a 220-volt outlet (20 amp) and my other article on just wiring a dryer.

Connections to a stove, oven or dryer.

Oven connections,220 volt outlet

Connections to electric oven

How to Install a 220 Volt 4 Wire Outlet
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what would happen if you put 220 to both the hot terminals? would you fry the electronics?


Hi I have #10 wire with black white and ground. I want to put a dryer plug in. Can I use the wire I have and use the black and white as hot and just not have a neutral in the breaker box? I assume there are dryer outlets that have 3 prong or am I wrong? I am fixing to get the power company to put a pole in my mothers back yard for my camper so I need to buy a breaker box. I already have a breaker box for my camper so I guess I can just… Read more »

Austin Wickliffe

I have two 220s in my kitchen and one I’m not using. I want to run that one to the laundry room for my dryer. Laundry room might be 15 feet away. How do I go about doing it? Would I need to go underneath the house and run the wire through the floor where the dryer will be? My breaker box is outside (old house) and the extra 220 that’s in the kitchen is wired there.


I would like to wire 220V into my garage. When I run the wire, is there a specific code one should follow? For example, does the wire have to be so far off the ground or wire must be routed X distance from certain appliances? Also, does it require conduit if it is routed through walls with insulation or is the outside insulation of the wire sufficient?