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#1 posted 06-14-2010 08:23 AM

Topo is correct. You only need to change the outlet in terms of electrical code.. assuming everything is installed properly. The wire size and breaker will be ok for a 2400 watt load; but fully loaded at 120 volts. A water heater is a resistive load, so even though you are going to get a little voltage drop on the long run it will not really hurt anything; the heater will just not heat quite as fast as it would on a 10ga circuit.

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