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#1 posted 1488 days ago

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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